A day of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk by visiting teacher Zen Priest Jiryu Rutschman-Byler, and mindful oryoki lunch. 8 am - 3 pm. Followed by ordination ceremony at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to the ceremony.
Jiryu Rutschman-Byler is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, with dharma transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman. He lives and teaches at Green Gulch Farm (a part of San Francisco Zen Center) is the head teacher of the Buddhadharma Sangha of San Quentin State Prison.
Jiryu has trained in Zen temples in the US and Japan since 1996. He also holds a master's degree in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley (2014), where he worked under the mentorship of the Group in Buddhist Studies on Buddhist texts in classical Chinese and modern Japanese. His thesis research focused on Nishiari Bokusan and the development of Soto Zen in Japan during the Meiji Period (1868-1912).