Life Vows Sesshin
Our lives pass so quickly.
How can we channel our life energy into what is most important?
How can we be of service to the world?
What do we want to do with our remaining years of life?
This sesshin will be unique as we will do less formal meditation to allow time for inquiry and investigation into our life purpose.
With a foundation of deep zazen, each of us will clarify and cultivate our unique life vow through study, discussion and group exercises.
$50 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your space - balance due on arrival.
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.
Larry Fuho Trussell, Dharma Holder
Larry Fuho Trussell has practiced with the Zen Community of Oregon since 2001 and, as a lay Dharma Holder, has taught at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple since 2010. Fuho began zen practice in 1976 with Maezumi Roshi in Los Angeles, and also studied with Genpo Merzel and Joko Beck in California before becoming a student of Chozen and Hogen Bays. He works as a research scientist and is married with one grown son.