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Guest Talk: Rinzan Pechovnik Osho
July 14 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Guest Talk at BWZ
Join us for a talk on July 14 with Rinzan Pechovnik Osho from the No-Rank Zendo in Portland.
Rinzan began his training with the Zen Community of Oregon in 2003, studying under Hogan and Chozen Bays. He did his first sesshin that year and received jukai from Hogan Bays in 2005. In 2008, Rinzan traveled to China where he studied Buddhist traditions and toured and sat zazen at numerous monasteries and Buddhist sites. While still a member of ZCO, Rinzan served on the board of directors and completed training as a lay Sangha leader. He led a Buddhadharma recovery dialogue group, combining the wisdom of 12-Step traditions with the foundational teachings. He also helped codify lay training principles and laid out a path of practice for lay practitioners preceding jukai.
He left ZCO and began training under Genjo Marinello in 2012, and ordained under him in 2013. That same year, Rinzan founded No-Rank Zendo as a place of practice that embraces the religious aspects of the Zen Buddhist cultural frame as well as the ordinary, everyday mind that embraces us all. Currently, Rinzan leads sesshin and zazenkai several times a year. He provides Dharma Interview for koan study and enjoys walking and having coffee with sangha members.
Rinzan has worked as a advocate for homeless, addictions treatment counselor and therapist for youth in the criminal system and for the dual diagnosis homeless population. He currently makes his living as a privately practicing psychotherapist. He is married to Anne Senryu Pechovnik and has two adult children.