On the Sundays of April 17 and May 8 at 10am, Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace will be giving meditation instruction and talks on the life and poetry of Buddhist nun Otagaki Rengetsu (1791–1875) at the Japan Society in New York. Myotai Sensei will be placing a particular emphasis on Rengetsu’s poems of resilience and new beginnings, and on the transformative capabilities of meditation, poetry, and art as spiritual practice.

For ticket information, click here or call the Japan Society at (212) 715-1258.

Myotai Sensei’s website:

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Further reading:

“The Sword Disappears in the Water” by Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace

“Rising to the Challenge: Filling the Well with Snow” by Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace

“Being Love By Loving” -Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace honors her teacher.

Video teaching:

“Nothing to Give: Giving it All,” the first talk of Myotai Sensei’s Tricycle Retreat, “Whole Life Offering”