Windhorse Zen Community

The Healing Process:

From Zen, Chaplaincy, and Osteopathy 

In-person and Zoom Options 

Thursday, May 25 from 7:00-8:30 PM 

     Are you interested in the connection between Zen, meditation, medicine, and the healing process? Would you like to learn more about osteopathy — which is, “a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles?” Please join us for a special evening with our Dharma sister, Dr. Leslie Dai Gan Ching, as she shares with us her research and experience with her recent Buddhist chaplaincy program. Originally from the Big Island of Hawaii, Leslie was a member of Windhorse Zen Community and now splits her time between her medical practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mountain Gate-Sanmonji in New Mexico. We are honored that during her visit to Asheville that she’ll be sharing her journey with the community. 

     This evening will be held in-person, as well as on Zoom. We’ll begin with zazen, followed by a talk from Leslie. Then, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers from the community. For those who attend in-person, we’ll be offering tea and vegan cookies after the event. 



Ordination Weekend at Windhorse: May 19-21, 2023


In-person and Zoom Options 


     Windhorse will be offering a combination weekend of practice and social events, concluding with a ceremony honoring the ordination of Jamie Friedrich Ager and Lani Banner. Here is our tentative itinerary for this weekend: 



  • Friday, May 19: In-person social gathering at a local restaurant (will be decided later) from 6:00-8:00 PM. 

  • Saturday, May 20: In-person and Zoom Zazenkai (day of sitting) from 6:30 AM-4:00 PM. You can attend full-time or part-time. Dokusan (private interview) with the teachers will be offered this day. 

  • Sunday, May 21: In-person and Zoom: Sunday program with Zazen, teisho, chanting service, and ordination ceremony from 9:30AM-12:30 PM. 
  • Sunday, May 21: In-person Open House and Potluck beginning at 12:30 PM. 

For out-of-town participants: We will have spaces in the house, the lodge, the hut, as well as tents available. If you are coming from out-of-town, we encourage you to register sooner, rather than later, to ensure lodging. 


For in-town participants: the week before this event, we could use help during the week with temple cleaning, as well as rides to-and-from the airport. 



Please use the link below to register for all, or some, of the events for the weekend. 


The last day to register is May 3, 2023. 

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Great is the matter of birth and death
Life slips quickly by
Time waits for no one
Wake up! Wake up!
Don’t waste a moment!

– Zen Master Bassui