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Online Christian-Buddhist Retreat

06/10/2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Christians and Buddhists can use very similar techniques of contemplative prayer and meditation to help make their spiritual teachings a living part of their daily existence. This retreat emphasizes sitting and walking meditation, and include talks and discussion. Beginners are welcome. No prior experience necessary.

Ellen Birx is Professor Emerita at Radford University where she taught nursing for 32 years. She received her PhD in psychiatric nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. Roshi Ellen Birx received Dharma transmission from Roshi Robert Kennedy in 1998 and Inka in 2014. She is co-founder of New River Zen Community ( in Blacksburg, VA and the author of several books includingEmbracing the Inconceivable: Interspiritual Practice of Zen and Christianity (Orbis, 2020) and Selfless Love (Wisdom, 2014).



Zen Master Tan Gong (José Ramírez) is the C0-Guiding Teacher of the Providence Zen Center. He has been practicing in the Kwan Um School of Zen since 1994, received Inka in April 2009 and received Transmission in 2023 from Zen Master Dae Kwang. José has a degree in mathematics from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Masters and Ph.D in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his role as an industrial statistician he works closely with engineers and scientists to help them make sense of data. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife and daughter.




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Once payment has been made and the form filled out you will receive  the Zoom link the Friday before the retreat.

Daily Retreat Fees:

$55 Non-Members and Associate Members
$40 Members, Seniors, and Full-time Students and Clergy
$30 Dharma Teachers and Dharma-Teachers-in-Training




9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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