Danica Shoan Ankele, Senior Monastic and Dharma Holder
Zen Mountain Monastery, Friday 02/25/2022
In Zen practice we have many sacred containers of ceremony–liturgy, rituals, sesshins, and koans—into which we enter. And yet, why is it that we practice this ancient mystical tradition? For stress reduction, or to wake up to life’s mystery and be free? In this talk, monastic Shoan explores this wisdom tradition with readings from Zenju Manuel’s “The Shamanic Bones of Zen.” When we enter ceremony, we can begin to see for ourselves that there is no separation between ourselves and the mystical.