Guest Speaker: Grace Shireson, Abbess of Empty Nest Zen Group

Abbess Myoan Grace Schireson is the founder and head teacher of the Empty Nest Zen Group, Modesto Valley Heartland Zen Group, and the Fresno River Zen Group. Grace is a Dharma heir in the lineage of the great Shunryu Suzuki-roshi - founder of the San Francisco Zen Center. Grace has practiced Zen meditation for more than 35 years and is author of the book Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens and Macho Masters (read the Buddhadharma review). In the United States she has undergone her Soto Zen training with Sojun Mel Weitsman-roshi of Berkeley Zen Center—from who she received Dharma transmission from in 2005. Grace also has trained in Rinzai Zen in Japan under Keido Fukushima-roshi, retired abbot of Tofuku-ji Monastery located in Kyoto. She has taught classes on Zen throughout the United States and has also been trained as a clinical psychologist—teaching Asian methods of quieting the mind using techniques suitable for Westerners.

Grace Schireson's websites:
Empty Nest Zendo
Official Blog of Grace Schireson at Sweeping Zen

Date: June 27, 2012 (Wed)
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center, 1972 Rock Street, Mountain View, CA 94043