Fearless Zen: A Premium Event with Cristina Moon

How does one maintain their calm and concentration on the cushion—and with a sword at her throat?

Cristina Moon is a movement strategist and Zen priest from Chozen-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple and martial arts dojo in Honolulu. Her training has included martial arts such as Kendo and boxing, and fine arts like Japanese tea ceremony and ceramics. After decades working in humanitarian aid and high-stakes political campaigning, she describes the vigor and fearlessness that such a “body first” approach can bring to developing the spirit.

In this virtual event on July 11 at 2 P.M. ET, Moon and Tricycle’s Editor-in-Chief, James Shaheen, discuss the benefits of this “go for it” approach to Zen training.

This event is free for Tricycle Premium subscribers and $10 for general admission. Subscribe to Premium or upgrade your existing subscription for free access.


Cristina Moon

Cristina Moon

Cristina Moon is the author of Three Years on the Great Mountain: A Memoir of Zen and Fearlessness about her first three years training in zazen (seated meditation), Kendo (The Way of the Sword), Chado (The Way of Tea), boxing, and ceramics at Daihonzan Chozen-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple and martial arts dojo in Honolulu. Prior to living at Chozen-ji, Cristina was a human rights and social change activist designing and leading movements to champion human rights and democracy in Burma, eliminate nuclear weapons worldwide, expand economic opportunity through the sharing/gig economy, and more. In 2016, she graduated from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business with a Masters in the Science of Management (MSM).


  • Date: July 11, 2024
  • Time: 2-3 P.M. ET
  • Format: Zoom webinar
  • Price: Premium subscribers: Free // General admission: $10