Description: Zen meditation has often been associated with sitting meditation and not through the use of sound. And yet chanting is a big part of our meditation practice in the Kwan Um School of Zen. Where did this chanting practice come from? Why do this form of meditation? In this class, we'll explore Zen Master Seung Sahn's teaching on chanting as well as some of the other older teachings on chanting. Although we'll be looking at some of the chants in our school, this will not be a discussion of translations, but rather the importance of the sound itself.
About the Teacher: Rebecca Otte JDPSN began studying Zen at the Kansas Zen Center in 1995. She co-founded Prairyerth Zen Center in 1997 and is currently the abbot. She began studying with Zen Master Ji Haeng in 2013 and took Bodhisattva precepts in 2015. She received inka in December of 2020. She was a nurse-midwife, retiring in 2017. She has two sons, a daughter-in-law and a grandson. She lives with her husband and two cats in Topeka, Kansas, and is a classical pianist.
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