Andy Acker: Layman Pang/ Lay & Monastic Practice in Buddhism

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. He also pulls from portions of Reginald A Ray's "Buddhist Saints In India."