Toledo Zen Center's Zen Arts Series

Details of the Zen Arts Workshop Series at TZC

Something Amazing is Happening In Toledo this Summer – The First Zen Arts Workshop Series!

Over the course of the summer, the Toledo Zen Center and the Drinking Gourd Dharma Circle (a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization) will be hosting workshops, lectures and a retreat weekend with some of the top names in Zen arts.  The events will share a common focus of using the arts as spiritual practice as seen in the zen tradition, and the events will cover such diverse topics as Food, Music, Pottery, Poetry and Calligraphy.  Participants in any event will also learn the form of Zen Meditation called Zazen, and gain direct experience with the medium of the workshop as a contemplative practice.



Everyone is welcome to participate!

Check out the pages listed at the right for more information on these events.

To register for any of these events, simply send an email with the event you would like to participate in and your contact information to:

“The arts of Zen are not intended for utilitarian purposes, or for purely aesthetic enjoyment, but are meant to train the mind, indeed, to bring it into contact with ultimate reality.”

-D.T. Suzuki



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June 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Comprehensive Schedule of Events and Locations:

July 17

The Artless Arts of Zen: An Introductory Talk with Rinsen and Do’on

7 to 9 pm at TZC. Free Intro Talk.

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July 18

Just Eating: The Art of Oryoki with Slow Food Maumee

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC. Cost $50

July 19

Musicianship and the Spiritual Path with Rinsen and Kyomon

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC. Cost $50

Aug 1, 2

Shaped by Earth: The Zen Art of Tea Bowls with Mitsuo Kakutani

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC.  Cost $100

August 8

The Stone Woman Speaks: Poetry as Spiritual Practice with Dr. Larry Smith

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC.  Cost: $50

August 15, 16

Brush Mind, Brush Heart with Kaz Tanahashi Sensei

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC  Cost: $100

August 21,22,23

First Steps: An Introduction to Zen Practice Weekend Retreat with Rinsen.

Friday check in at 6pm, Sunday check out at noon at Lourdes College.  Cost: $155 (Includes room and board)

The Toledo Zen Center is co-located with Shobu Aikido of Ohio at 6537 Angola Road, Holland Ohio, 43528

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This is a vid cast that has been sent out to the subscribers of the Drinking Gourd Podcast explaining the ‘First Steps: Introduction to Zen Practice Weekend Retreat’ that will be held on August 21,22,23.

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June 14, 2009 at 12:22 am

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