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Gen X Teachers Gathering at Great Vow

On an unusually hot day for the Pacific Northwest, some 40 Buddhist teachers converged on Clatskanie, Oregon, to attend the 2019 GenX Buddhist Teachers’ Sangha Gathering (GBTS).

The June 12-to-16 gathering of GenX Buddhist leaders from North America and beyond was hosted by Great Vow Zen Monastery.

In the rare company of other dharma teachers, of similar age and experience, we delved into our theme of ethical transformation. For a few rich days we met amongst the redwood trees surrounding the former elementary school turned monastery, as well as in the zendo, gym, cafeteria, and library—a living metaphor for a generation often characterized by the wish to refashion existing structures.


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