Kyle Tomczyk moved into SokukoJi Buddhist Temple/Monastery in May of 2012. A year later he received Jukai, or layprecepts from Sokuzan and was given the Dharma name Hoyuji Chiezan. On Sunday, October 26th Chiezan received full ordination in the Soto Zen lineage of Japan. He functions as the Ino (the head monk) at SokukoJi Temple/Monastery.
Join us in sangha as we contemplate and prepare for our own deaths. Sokuzan will give Dharma talks on dying, death and after death from Buddhist and other perspectives. Also, we will look together at some documents which define ahead of time how you would like to be cared for when you are no longer capable of making decisions for yourself. This will include advance directives, choosing a health care advocate, a living will and the “Five Wishes” document which is a commonly distributed advance directive template and does not necessarily support Buddhist practice without modifications. We will also discuss caring for each other in sangha as we experience sickness, old age and death. The cost is $20.00 for meals and materials. Additional donations are greatly appreciated. See announcement for more details. Contact Kozan to register.
In this Dharma talk, Sokuzan encourages “meeting people where they are at” by strengthening awareness rather than preconceptions.