Retreat with Rev. Edward Brown & Temple Dedication this Weekend in Toledo

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 in Events, Everything Practice, Past Events | 0 comments

Retreat with Rev. Edward Brown & Temple Dedication this Weekend in Toledo

APRIL 19-22-12

Overnight Retreat with Rev. Ed Espe Brown


Kainei Edward Espe Brown (born March 24, 1945) is a Soto Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki and a well-known gourmet cook. A Dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman, Brown is the author of the best-selling Tassajara Bread Book. He regularly leads instructional cooking and baking classes and has been featured in the 2007 documentary film How to Cook Your Life by Doris Dorrie. Brown was ordained a priest by Suzuki-roshi in 1971, and from the mid-1960s on through the 80′s Brown lived at any one of the three San Francisco Zen Center locations—City Center, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, and Green Gulch Farm. Currently Brown leads the Peaceful Sea Sangha in California. Brown is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association.

A multi-day overnight retreat is characterized by deep concentration and silence. The daily schedule includes zazen, liturgy, formal meals in the Zendo (oryoki), caretaking (samu), dharma talks, and private face to face guidance with the teachers.

Overnight Retreats are by invitation only.

If you would like to be considered for invitation to this retreat, please fill out the registration form available from the link below. You will be notified of your acceptance into the retreat.


APRIL 22nd 2012

Temple Dedication Ceremony with Rev. Edward Espe Brown


Come join us on a special day at the Toledo Zen Center.

With the guidance of Rev. Edward Espe Brown, the Toledo Zen Center will be officially dedicated as the Buddhist Temple of Toledo! Everyone is welcomed! The dedication ceremony will start at 10:30am, followed by time for fellowship afterwards.


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