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Zen’s simple practices beyond the constraints of doctrine offer an opportunity to reorient ourselves toward what is real. And they offer the hope of realigning our civilization with the living world of which we are a part.

James has practised Zen for almost three decades. He organized the first Zen retreat for environmental activists with Thich Nhat Hanh and Peter Matthiessen in 1991.

Ordained in the Soto lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi in 2009, he is leading the first Green Order retreat in June 2014 at the Los Angeles Zen Center.


James-ThorntonThe First Green Order Retreat:

Tuesday, June 17 (eve) – Friday, June 20

Led by James Soshin Thornton

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