Olympia Zen Center Order of Ryokan
The Annual Ryokan Lecture is an event to honor and promote the teachings of Priest/Poet Ryokan. Each year an invited speaker offers teachings on various subjects related to a topic we might find in Ryokan's teachings. The speaker is chosen by the board and is one whose life and teachings exemplify the qualities and values of Ryokan.
"Dawn" by Shoen Tokunaga
at the Calligraphy Workshop, State Capital Museum
Past Ryokan Lecturers
Niho Tetsumei Roshi "Dedicating Gogoan"
Taigen Dan Leighton "Buddhist Archetypes"
Roko Sherry Chayat "Extending the Heart of Peace"
Hozan Alan Senauke "On the Teachings of Rev. M.L. King, Jr"
Chozen Bays "Jizos for Peace"
Daijaku Kinst and Shinshu Roberts "Spiritual Dynamics in Same Sex Relationships"
Mel Weitsman "Way-Seeking Mind"
Roshi Joan Halifax "Death and Dying"
Joseph Stroud "And What Did You Make of Your Life?"
David Loy "Healing Ecology: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-Crisis"
Shoen Tokunaga "Calligraphy and Zen: Examining Ryokan's Visual Art"
Wendy Johnson "Practice with Fire-Wind-Water-Earth"