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July 12, 2019—July 14, 2019

Zen Garland: Entry Into the Interactional Co-creative Multiverse

Dynamic weekend retreat combining Zen meditation, Embodiment practices, Focusing for HeartMind Opening, personal interviews and developmentally structured teachings. Open to all with solid experience in meditation, silent retreats and experienced in different forms of personal exploration and healing. 

Zen Garland: An lnternational Community & Order for Zen Practice, Education, Healing & Service, an innovative & holistic training center for Zen Teachers, Priests and lay practitioners. Roshi Paul Genki Kahn, Roshi Monika Genmitsu Kahn and Sensei Cathleen Kanno Dowd are offering a dynamic weekend retreat combining Zen meditation, Embodiment practices, Focusing for HeartMind Opening, personal interviews and developmentally structured teachings. This sesshin is open to all practitioners with solid experience in meditation and silent retreats. Your willingness to explore new paths to explore and heal yourself are required. 

Full time attendance required. The retreat, meals and personal time will be held in silence. If you are interested in attending this retreat and you are not a member of the Zen Garland community please contact Sensei Kanno before registering. 

Roshi Paul Genki Kahn 
Roshi Genki has been striving to develop a holistic approach to Zen practice for nearly 50 years. 1970 he entered residential Zen training at Koko An with Robert Aiken Roshi in Hawaii. Two years later he become a monk and priest under Taizan Maezumi Roshi, served as his personal attendant, and was the Director of Training at the Zen Center of Los Angeles. In 1980, he came to New York with the late Zen Master Bernie Glassman to establish what has become the Greyston Mandala. He served as President and Director of the Zen Peacemakers and is Co-founder and Spiritual Director of the Zen Garland Order with its unique approach to Zen practice. Roshi Genki has also served as a mental health administrator, creating and directing quality clinics and programs, freestanding and hospital-based in such marginalized communities as the South Bronx, NY and Paterson, NJ. Along with his Zen Teaching, he maintains a private psychotherapy practice and consults and teaches.

Roshi Monika Genmitsu Kahn 
A Zen Master Teacher and Zen Buddhist Priest ordained and empowered by Roshi Paul Genki Kahn, in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi. Roshi Genmitsu began her spiritual practice in 1977, studying for three years under Pastor Paul Huber who taught Christian contemplation and social action in Bern, Switzerland. Rev. Kahn practiced contemplation daily and tutored disabled children at a special school. To become a Zen Buddhist Priest, Genmitsu studied with four organizations in the Mite Plum Asanga beginning in 1999: Lassalle Haus, Edlibach, Switzerland, Peacemakers Circle Switzerland, Bern, Switzerland, Zen Peacemakers Seminary, Montague, MA, and with her Teacher Roshi Paul Genki Kahn and the Sangha of Zen Garland, in Wyckoff, NJ, in Airmont, NY and now in Cornville, AZ. She works as a Priest, Pastoral Counselor, Zen Teacher and Chief Executive Officer for Zen Garland since it was founded in 2010 and lives at the Sanctuary in Cornville, AZ. She received Dharma Transmission in January 2012 and lnka in 2016. 
Genmitsu is studying the Native American practices with Grandfather Duncan Sings-Alone, Roshi and his wife Priscilla Buffalo Woman Cogan. She is empowered to lead a Red Path Zen Practice Path at Zen Garland.

Rev. Cathleen Kanno Dowd, Sensei
A Zen Buddhist Priest and a Christian Zen Minister in the Zen Garland Order. She was ordained in 2015 and received Dharma Transmission in 2017 from Roshi Paul Genki Kahn. She began her Zen studies in Los Angeles with Maezumi Roshi and Zen Master Bernie Glassman .She is a registered nurse and and has a private practice in acupuncture and counseling in the Hudson Valley. She is the current Spiritual Director of the Zen Garland NY-Nj Sangha.