Thursday, February 12, 2015

Two Upcoming Events

On Friday April 17, 7:30 pm, Dave Peters, author of "Who Is Singing In Chinese? Notes From A 100-Year Zen Retreat," will read from his book and answer questions.

Our co-sponsor, Orange Sky Yoga, is hosting this reading, which is free and open to the public. OSY is located at Blue Earth Place (corner of So 3rd St and Fort Riley Blvd, Manhattan, KS). Please use the staircase on the SE side of the building near the Radina's drive-thru.

On Saturday April 18, Dave will lead a retreat and give consulting interviews. 

The retreat will begin at 5:45 am and end at 4:15 pm. We will bow, chant and sit together in a one room limestone school house in the Flint Hills, ten minutes from downtown Manhattan, KS.

The retreat is open to the public. Cost is $45 for the general public, $30 for members of the Kwan Um School of Zen, and free for Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers-in-training.

Retreat fees include breakfast, but not lunch. Please bring a sack lunch. 

You may sign up for the retreat one of three ways:

RSVP via our meetup at

RSVP via our Facebook page at

Or shoot us an email at

Dave Peters is abbot and senior dharma teacher of the Isthmus Zen Community in Madison, Wisconsin. He began Zen practice in 1973 at Shasta Abbey, Mt. Shasta, California, under the direction of Roshi Jiyu-Kennett. For many years he wandered in and out of zendos and dharma halls in California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin, carefully avoiding commitment to any tradition. In 1997 David began practice in the Kwan Um School of Zen with Zen Master Dae Kwang and William Brown, JDPSN, and in 2007 received bodhisattva teacher precepts from guiding teacher Thomas Pastor, Zen Master Ji Haeng.