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Guest Speaker: Victoria Austin

July 6 @ 7:55 pm - 9:00 pm

On Wednesday evening, July 6th, our guest speaker will be Shosan Victoria Austin, a Dharma teacher at the San Francisco Zen Center and a certified yoga teacher.  Victoria began practicing both Zen and yoga in 1971. In the Soto Zen tradition, she is entrusted as a Dharma heir in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki and an international priest of the Soto School, along with serving as a Dharma teacher at SFZC.  She trained in the U.S., in India, and in Japan. In the Iyengar Yoga tradition, she is certified as an Intermediate teacher.

In addition to working with the yogic needs of meditation students around the country, in diverse settings including workplaces, institutions, and homes, Victoria teaches public yoga classes at San Francisco Zen Center and online, ethics and teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s Teacher Training Program, and serves as an assessor of the next generation of Iyengar yoga teachers.

She trains regularly with senior yoga and Zen teachers, including the Iyengar family, senior teachers in the Iyengar tradition, and other modalities that support inclusion, accessibility, and the right use of power. Victoria’s practice goal is to wake up in a way that benefits beings. Her teaching goals include transmitting Zen Buddhism as a yogic path and Yoga as a path of awareness. Keeping faith with each tradition, she offers classes and workshops accessible to a wide variety of abilities and circumstances.

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

Please join us via Zoom:

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Or you may join by entering in the meeting id and password manually:

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)


July 6
7:55 pm - 9:00 pm
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