Episode 227 :: Soryu Forall :: Center for Mindful Learning

| July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments


Soryu Forall

Soryu Forall joins us to speak about the Center for Mindful Learning.

When is a monastery, not a monastery? What defines it as such? Is it the presence of monastics, or perhaps a ritual of purification, or of dedication? Or perhaps the notion of a place of living and learning for those who’ve dedicated themselves to practice is evolving as the dhamma encounters and dances with modernity.

Soryu Forall left home as a teen to enter a Zen monastery in Japan and was blessed to train under Shodo Harada Roshi for several years. He was ordained during this time, then continued his training at Sariputta Boudh Vihar, an Ambedkar monastery in South India, Hemis Gompa, a Tibetan Kagyud monastery in the far north of India, and Xue Feng Si, an ancient Ch’an monastery in eastern China. He has also had the honor of participating in several Lakota ceremonies. He works closely with Shinzen Young, helping him to develop and teach methods of mindfulness for the benefit of all life.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Raspberry Ginger tea.

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Category: The Secular Buddhist Podcast

Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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