Zen Buddhist Master Abbess Reverend Dai-En
will be speaking on ”When Loss is Gain and Gain is Loss”.
Rev. Patricia Dai-En Bennage found her path on Buddhism with A Manual of Zen by D. T. Suzuki in 1958. A resident of Japan for 23 years, she began practice with the Rinzai Zen Master Omori Sogen Roshi in Tokyo in 1975. She later received priest precepts from Noda Daito Roshi, and trained at the NiSodo, the Women's training monastery in Nagoya. After receiving Transmission, she graduated from the Shike` program ending in 1990. She practiced with the Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh before founding Mt. Equity Zendo in 1991. She is the translator of Abbess Shundo Aoyama Roshi's book Zen Seeds, and interpreted for her for the East-West Spiritual Exchanges between Buddhist and Christian contemplatives.