- When: May 3, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Zen Center
Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin will be giving a dharma talk at Brooklyn Zen Center on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00am (after the first period of zazen). All are welcome. Donations for the teacher are encouraged and gratefully appreciated.
Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin is a Soto Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. She currently serves as the abbot of the Houston Zen Center. She began studying Zen at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1985 and was ordained by Tenshin-roshi in 1991. She received Dharma transmission from her teacher in 2003 and in 2005 was formally recognized by the Soto-shu of Japan, qualifying her to receive the title Kaikyoshi. She lived and trained for twelve years at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, serving in several capacities there. From 1991 to 1992 she trained with Harada Sekkei-Roshi at Hosshin-ji in Japan, and from 1995 to 1996 she practiced with Robert Aitken-Roshi in Hawaii. She is member of the American Zen Teachers Association and the Association of Soto Zen Buddhists.