Shoho Michael Newhall is Jikoji’s Resident Teacher. In this talk from May 20th 2018, Michael talks about case #45 from the Mumonkoan: "Shakyamuni Buddha is a servant of that one. Who is that one?" To illustrate the topic, Mike draws on the 4 Brahmaviharas, aspiration, and the 4 Engagements.
Carolyn Dille is a poet and writer who facilitates creativity retreats and workshops for both groups and individuals. She has been practicing Buddhist and other meditative forms for over 30 years and teaches dharma in the Vipassana Insight and Soto Zen traditions. She holds dharma transmission from Angie Enjo Boissevain and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s CDL program.
Kyuho Andy Acker is a resident at Jikoji and recently ordained as a priest in the lineage of Kobun Chino, Roshi. He has an Interdisciplinary B.A. in Psychology and Religion from Naropa University and a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In this talk, Andy speaks about the mysterious Chinese Zen figure of Layman Pang as a gateway to discussing connections and differences of lay and monastic practices within Buddhism.