Transforming Suffering : Zen and the Art of “Self” Maintenance.
Weekend Retreat with
Michael Mugaku Zimmerman
Friday evening August 24: 7 – 9 pm
Saturday, August 25: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, August 26: 9 am – 1 pm
Please join the Bozeman Zen Group as we host Sensei Mugaku Michael Zimmerman of Two Arrows Zen, based in Utah. This weekend retreat will offer opportunities for sitting meditation, walking, and dialogue with the teacher in a group setting and one-on-one. Being wholeheartedly in the present in order to transform our habitual ways of viewing ourselves and the world, that lead to our chronic distress, can awaken our natural resilience and compassion. These qualities can help us take care of ourselves and the world. This retreat is open to newcomers as well as experienced practitioners of all Buddhist stripes.
To Register email Bozeman Zen Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register before August 1 for $108.
After August 1, registration is $125.
More About Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei
Michael Mugaku Zimmerman, Sensei, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1943. He moved to Arizona as a teenager, where he finished high school and began college. Moving to Utah, he graduated from the University of Utah and then attended its law school. Following graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C., for a judicial clerkship, then to Los Angeles, where he worked for a large law firm in Los Angeles until 1976, when he returned to Utah to teach law briefly. He served as part-time special counsel to the Governor, had a litigation law practice, and served as a Justice and then Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court. In 2000, he returned to the practice of law as a partner in a multi-state firm. In 2011, he started Utah’s first appellate boutique, the law firm of Zimmerman Jones Booher LLC.
Mugaku Sensei came to Zen relatively late. He first ventured into meditation in 1993 as a way to find some grounding during his first wife’s year-long struggle with terminal cancer. Shortly thereafter, he met Diane Hamilton, now Musho Sensei, through their working together for the Utah courts. At her suggestion, he attended an introductory class at Kanzeon in early 1997. Soon after, he began to study with Genpo Roshi. He and Diane were married by Genpo Roshi in 1998, the year he received Jukai. They received Tokudo and became monks together in 2003, were joint Shushos during the Spring Ango in 2005, received Denkai in early 2006, and he received Dharma Transmission in December 2006, seven months after Diane. Together they have four children and Ali, the Wonder Dog.
In his teaching, Mugaku Sensei seeks to awaken our ever-present awareness of the wondrousness of the present moment and endeavors to help us see how that awareness can enrich our lives. Mugaku Sensei teaches classes, leads retreats and works with his wife, Musho Diane Hamilton to bring the ancients teachings to our daily, challenging worlds.
For more, please access his website here…