Introduction to Zen Buddhism at Feb. 9 workshop

Learn about Zen Buddhism at an introductory workshop on Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program will feature a lecture about Zen practice and how it differs from other forms of Buddhism, a demonstration and guided meditations. A discussion of how to integrate practice with daily life will follow.

The workshop will be led by Susan Rakow, leader of the Cleveland Zazen Group. Rakow was a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau and is a senior student of Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, Kapleau’s dharma heir. She has been the group leader of the Cleveland Zazen Group for many years and is a member of the Three Jewels Order, a lay service organization for the Rochester Zen Center devoted to serving the community and sharing the teaching and practice of Zen Buddism. 

The workshop will be held at 1813 Wilton Road in Cleveland Heights. The cost is $10 per person, and advance registration is required. For more information, visit or contact Rakow at 216-932-3084 or

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