Silver Dragon Sesshin
This is a sesshin open to people sixty and older.
As we age, our practice begins to differ in significant ways from the practice of younger people. The format of this sesshin will explore those differences, and how practice can continue to be vibrant and life- changing at any age. Participants will be encouraged to creatively find ways to practice deeply.
The schedule will be more relaxed with more opportunity for sleep and more time for individual practice.
$50 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your space - balance due on arrival.
Abby Mushin Terris, Lay Teacher
Mushin Terris is a lay teacher in western Oregon. She has been practicing Zen for nearly forty years and has led the Corvallis Zen Circle since its establishment in 1992.
Mushin began her formal study of Zen with Robert Aitken in 1975. She has also practiced with Takabayashi Genki, Roshi and the Seattle Zen Center and Joan Reick, Roshi and Three Treasures Sangha in Seattle before meeting Jan Chozen Bays in 1989. She is the senior lay student of Zen Community of Oregon and recieved Sangha Transmission from Chozen Roshi is 2013. She works as a mental health counselor and is the mother of two grown daughters.
Hogen Bays, Zen Teacher
Hogen Bays began practicing in 1968 with Philip Kapleau, Roshi and was part of the residential staff at the Zen Center of Rochester in Rochester, New York until 1975.
He lived and trained at the Zen Center of Los Angeles under the direction of Taizan Maezumi , Roshi from 1980-1984. In 1990 he took Tokudo, Priest’s Ordination, with Maezumi Roshi. After advice and consultation with Harada, Roshi and other Zen teachers, in 2000 he received Dharma Transmission from Chozen, Roshi.
Since 1990 Hogen has continued his Zen studies with Rinzai Zen teacher Shodo Harada Roshi, abbot of Sogen-ji monastery in Japan and One Drop Zendo in Tahoma, Washington.
He has been a leader of the Zen Community of Oregon since 1985 and worked full-time for the sangha since 1997. He is co-abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery.
Hogen holds a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Master’s Degree (MS) in Psychology. He worked for the Oregon Department of Corrections for 15 years.