Zen Poets and the Three Truths – A Poetry Workshop at Red Rocks Zen Circle Zendo

The winds have died, but flowers go on falling;
Birds call, but silence penetrates each song. – Ryokan

On Saturday morning, June 8th, Soto Zen Teacher Deirdre Eisho Peterson be leading a workshop on “Zen Poets and the Three Truths.” We will be looking at the some of the major Zen poets from China and Japan (including HanShan, Ryokan and the haiku master Basho) and will explore how their poetry conveys the Three Marks of Existence — emptiness, impermanence and suffering. We will also look at selected wisdom verses from Buddhist nuns of that time period. We will be reading aloud together and will also have an opportunity to write our own verse.

Please note that pre-registration is required due to our limited space.  There is a suggested donation of $12 which can be paid at the door.  Refreshments will be served at the break.

For more information, directions and to register, please call Deirdre at 646-258-2490 or email deirdrepeters@msn.com. The zendo is located at 66 Quail Run in Sedona, near the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Please join us for this morning of poetry and Zen teachings.

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