Join Konin Melissa Cardenas at Sixth Street Community Center for evening meditation & Dhamma discussion.
All levels of practitioners are welcome.
7.30pm: Dhamma Talk & Discussion
ABOUT Jakuen Kōnin Melissa Cardenas
Rev. Konin began the practice of Zen in 1987, and was ordained into the Soto Zen tradition by Sekkei Harada Roshi in 2007. She has lived and practiced at Hosshinji senmon sodo in Japan, at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, and at San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center. Konin is a Dharma Heir in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage, having received dharma transmission from Shosan Victoria Austin. Currently she is the Guiding Teacher at Empty Hand Zen Center in New Rochelle, New York in addition to her role as Guiding Teacher for Ekan Zen Study Center. She has led Spanish-language Zen study groups for several years. She was also Co-Chair of the SFZC Cultural Awareness and Inclusivity Committee, and Manager of the graduate student residence at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Konin is a professionally trained inter-faith chaplain, having worked in both hospital and hospice settings . She earned an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and worked in finance for many years. She is a long-time practitioner of yoga, a student of calligraphy and shakyo, and the mother of a 25 year-old daughter.