Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

One-day Sitting with by Kokyo Henkel (Online)

March 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rev. Kokyo Henkel will offer a teaching on Buddha Nature with inspiration from the Book of Serenity, Case 93: Luzu’s Not Meeting

Luzu asked Nanquan, ” ‘People don’t recognize the wish-fulfilling jewel which is intimately obtained from the tathagata-garbha (heart/womb of buddha)’. What is the garbha?”  Nanquan said, “It is that in me which comes and goes with you.” Luzu said, “What about that which doesn’t come and go?” Nanquan said, “It’s also the garbha.” Luzu said, “What is the jewel?” Nanquan called him “Teacher Luzu!” Luzu responded, “Yes?” Nanquan said, “Go – you don’t meet with my words.”

Kokyo Henkel has been practicing Zen since 1990 in residence at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center (most recently as Head of Practice), Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, No Abode Hermitage in Mill Valley, and Bukkokuji Monastery in Japan.
He was ordained as a priest in 1994 by Tenshin Anderson Roshi and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. Kokyo is interested in exploring how the original teachings of Buddha-Dharma from ancient India, China, and Japan can still be very much alive and useful in present-day America to bring peace and openness to the minds of this troubled world.
Kokyo has also been practicing with the Tibetan Dzogchen (“Great Completeness”) Teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche since 2003, in California, Colorado, and Kathmandu.

Register on ($30-$80);  To request a full or partial scholarship, email

*To join via computer:

  1. Download free Zoom Client for Meetings  and
  2. Download SFZC Chants in PDF.

*To join by telephone (audio only):

  1. Dial 669 900 6833 (San Jose) and follow voice prompts for entering the Meeting ID and password.
  2. Phone Controls: *9 = Raise hand; *6 = Mute/unmute


March 6, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,


3111 Wissemann Drive

Sacramento, CA 95826 United States