Wed. Sept. 12th
Ages 13 &
$30 per month
The format and exercises used in this class will follow the guidelines set forth by the International Zen Dojo of Wisconsin, a Rinzai Zen temple of the Chozen-ji lineage, located in rural Spring Green WI. The Chozen-ji lineage of zen training was founded by zen master Omori Sogen Rotaishi who was also a Kendo (sword) and Shodo (calligraphy) master. Keeping in that tradition, the class will begin with zazen(seated meditation), using cushions seated on the floor or by sitting on a stool, and will include learning to swing a wooden sword with the proper footwork, posture and breath. A 10 sequence MuI-Tai-ji Zen form will be taught as a way to integrate breath and movement. Also included in the class
will be an introduction to zen calligraphy(Shodo), used as a way to deepen and refine our breath and posture. Breathing exercises, yin yoga and sound resonance work will round out the training. Omori Sogen Rotaishi believed that training in Zen(seated meditation) should include martials arts (kendo,karate, tai-ji, etc..) and traditional fine arts(calligraphy, flute, flower arrangement, etc..) as a way to awaken to our true nature, or as he put it, to become a true human being.
Bryan Dalstrom, – Instructor
Bryan began his formal Zen training in 2007
under the guidance of Head Abbott Gordon
Hakuun Greene Roshi,a Zen Master in the
Chozen-ji lineage of Rinzai Zen at the
International Zen Dojo of Wisc. Bryan has
also earned a 2nd degree black belt from the
World Chung Do Mu Sool Won Assoc.
training under Master Robert Han-sung
Kim, he has also studied Karate, Aikido,
Kendo, Iaido and Mu-I-Tai-ji.
ZEN Meditation Class
401 E. Jefferson St.
Viroqua, WI 54665
Wednesdays 7:00 – 8pm
For more information,
Bryan Dalstrom at