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In-person Dharma Talk: Travis Marsot

June 5 @ 7:55 pm - 9:00 pm

On Wednesday evening, June 5th,  Travis will give an in-person Dharma talk followed by a discussion.

Travis Marsot was born in Ft. Madison, Iowa, a small town along the Mississippi River, in 1975.  A love of tennis took him to a service academy for two years.  Travis currently works as an engineer in medical devices and robotic surgery in Silicon Valley. He specializes in design management and systems verification.

Travis walked into Kannon Do on a sunny spring Saturday morning in 2014, when he received his first zazen (sitting meditation) instruction.  The zendo (meditation hall) had just been cleaned and there was no clutter. The large sun-filled room devoid of clutter, even in the corners, is still memorable to Travis, as well as the few minutes he sat silently with the zazen instructors. He was ordained as a zen priest by his teacher Keido Les Kaye in 2016.  Travis served as a board member and officer at Kannon Do from 2019-2022.  He attended a practice period at Tassajara in 2021, and served on the temple staff there.

Travis resides part-time in the Sierras, where he finds a physical lifestyle in nature that complements his professional activities. He has been married to his wife Rhea for twenty five years. Together they have two daughters: Fenn (20), and Alice (16).  Most weekday mornings you can find him at the Rengstorff Starbucks in Mountain View, where Kannon Do members go after the daily forty-minute period of meditation that starts at 5:30 am.

For those wishing to 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)

7:10 pm to 7:50 – Zazen Meditation (Please go on mute if in a noisy area)
7:50 pm to 7:55 pm – Service (We will be connecting with the Zendo)
7:55 pm to 9:00 pm – Dharma talk and Q&A


June 5
7:55 pm - 9:00 pm
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