An Olive Branch | A Very Special Dharma Talk
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A Very Special Dharma Talk

revhoshokurataOn September 20th at 7:00 PM, Rev. Hosho Kurata from the Soto Zen headquarters in Japan will visit the Zen Center of Pittsburgh. We are honored to be one a few Sanghas selected for a visit. Rev. Karata is a “Sotoshu Specially Dispatched Teacher” of the Soto Zen organization, and he will give a Dharma talk to our community.

The theme of Rev. Karata’s talk will be: “Now, Here, the Self: What does the Buddha Dharma express?

About his upcoming trip to America, Rev. Karata commented as follows:
I am very happy to have received this opportunity to visit America and share this time, studying together. There is nothing more joyful for me than this. I want to strive to do my very best so that this teaching trip will be a favorable opportunity for both you and me to take one more step forward. I am very much looking forward to meeting all of you.


daigaki-rummeThe talk will be translated by Rev. Daigaku Rumme, the first westerner to be appointed Bishop of Soto Zen, a position he held for 5 years.