Christian Zen at Lime Rock Baptist Church
LINCOLN — The meditation group at Lime Rock Baptist Church presents an introduction to the Zen tradition at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Leading the ceremony will be two lineage holders from the Daystar Zendo, Sensei Cynthia Taberner and Fr. Kevin Hunt, Roshi, a Zen master and a Trappist Monk. Originally organized by the Pastor, Rev. Eugene Dyszlewski, the meditation program already has a distinctive blend of Christian and Buddhist elements.
Zen contributes a format and viewpoint that emerges from Buddhism. It has deep roots going back 2,500 years to India. In itself it is not a religion but a “way,” an approach to the spiritual path. Participants will be encouraged to explore a variety of methods and styles of practices. The spiritual journey is more about being open to the world than belonging to a club. Consistent with this understanding is the Baptist notion of “soul liberty” and the Christian Monastic tradition that encourages each monk to discover their own sense of “awe.”
Sessions will be held at Lime Rock Baptist Church, 1075 Great Rd., Lincoln. For more, visit lrbcri.org or contact Rev. Gene Dyszlewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-3457291.