We are very excited to report that last Saturday, on May 11, 2019, we welcomed our very first guest teacher, Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton! Rev. Easton joined us in group meditation and gave a Dharma talk on the third of The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Kshanti / Kṣānti (Patience).
Rev. Easton came early and practiced moving and sitting meditation with us. Afterwards, she gave a wonderful Dharma talk on “The Patience Paramita”. She then led us into a dynamic group discussion to explore the practice of Patience in daily life, and answered many of our questions on the topic.
Posted below are links to recordings made during her Dharma talk and the group discussion. We also took some photos. Enjoy!
The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Patience – with Guest Teacher Rev. Easton
Dharma Talk Audio:
“Kṣānti Paramita: Patience” — Dharma talk by Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton **
Group Discussion Audio:
“CBMG Group Discussion on Practicing Patience” — led by Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton **
** Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton is currently the Assistant Dharma Teacher at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate (ADZG), a Soto Zen Temple in Chicago in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She was ordained as a priest by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton, ADZG’s Guiding Dharma Teacher, in 2011. In 2018, she served as head monk (shuso) for ADZG’s spring practice period. Eishin is a clinical psychologist who has practiced for over 15 years in both college/university and private practice settings.