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Guest Speaker: Michael McCord

August 24 @ 7:55 pm - 9:00 pm

On Wednesday evening, August 24th, our guest speaker will be Shosan Michael McCord.  Michael has lived and worked at San Francisco Zen Center since 2009, and served as Ino (Head of Meditation Hall) and Tenzo (Head Cook) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He was ordained as a Zen priest by Ryushin Paul Haller in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki in 2014. Michael holds a BA in Theology from Ambassador University and worked as a volunteer for their non-profit Ambassador Foundation in Amman, Jordan, doing vocational training for mentally challenged individuals. He had careers in the technology and financial sectors before coming to Zen practice. He was the Director of City Center/Beginner’s Mind Temple from 2019 – 2021 and is currently the CFO of San Francisco Zen Center.

Michael’s Dharma talk will be followed by an online discussion.

Please join us via Zoom:

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Meeting ID: 606 711 1411
Passcode: 100088
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During the discussion please mute yourself if you are in a noisy area, and remember to unmute yourself if you are speaking. The discussion will be recorded.

Kannon Do Wednesday Night Online Meditation Schedule (via Zoom)

6:45pm – Online Meditation and Posture Instruction (optional, recommended for first timers)
7:10pm – Online Zazen Meditation (Please go on mute if in a noisy area)
7:50pm – Loving Kindness Meditation
7:55pm – Dharma Talk
9:00pm – 9:30pm Online social hangout, bring your own tea (optional)


August 24
7:55 pm - 9:00 pm
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