Dharma Talk by Reverend Gyokei Yokoyama

Sunday, March 26, 11:00 a.m.

Via Zoom & In-person 


In his talk, Rev. Yokoyama will share his perspective on religious pluralism within the Soto Zen tradition and the thread of Zen that runs through diverse expressions based upon his experience as an abbot of a rural community temple in Japan, a minister of a Japanese-American Buddhist church and temple, an interpreter for the Soto Zen Buddhism North America office as well as a board member of ASZB and SZBA. Rev. Yokoyama wishes to celebrate the diverse Soto Zen Buddhist communities in Japan and North America as we attempt to forge close international and intercultural ties with the North American Zen centers as the Soto Zen School steps over the threshold of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Soto Zen Mission in North America in 1922.


Click here to join via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 592 934 8543
Passcode: Tiger22



Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama was originally dispatched by the Sotoshu to North America as Kokusai Fukyoshi (International Missionary), and now serves as the Minister of Sozenji Buddhist Temple, Montebello, California, Secretary of Soto Zen Buddhism North America, Board member of Association of Soto Zen Buddhists (ASZB), and Board member of Soto Zen Buddhist North America (SZBA) He is a former minister of Long Beach Buddhist Church, a non-denominational Japanese American Buddhist Church, and the former abbot of Iwoji temple, Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.




This event is provided without a fee, but please consider making a small donation to ZCLA to support our programs.

(If you have any questions, please contact Myoki at programsteward@zcla.org)