- A conversation with Dale & Barbara Ver Kuilen, founders of the Midwest Soto Zen Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Renshin Barbara Ver Kuilen was a student of Buddhism for thirty years prior to her ordination in 1997. She has practiced under the guidance of three Soto Zen priests: Matsuoka Soyu Roshi, Katagiri Dainin Roshi and Rev. Shoken Winecoff. Her experience includes various forms of Buddhist study, including both lay and monastic training. She has blended this continuous practice with careers in education and psychotherapy, and the many responsibilities of a householder - wife and mother. She holds a BA in Education and a MS in Counseling and Guidance. Barbara and her husband Dale, also a Zen priest, co-founded the Midwest Soto Zen Community in 2001, based in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to the Tale of Bho Li, she is also the author of Dokusan with Dogen: Timeless Lessons in Negotiating the Way. With her husband Dale, she co-authored Tending the Fire: An Introspective Guide to Zen Awakening.
Taizen Dale Ver Kuilen has been studying Buddhism since 1967. After practicing a year each at the Chicago and San Francisco Zen Centers he lived at the Long Beach Zen Center and studied with Matsuoka Roshi. He was ordained in 1970 and practiced as a priest assisting and leading introductory workshops on the Method of Zen, as well as performing all the administrative and religious duties associated with running a non-residential urban Zen center. After ten years he pursued a career in business continuing his study as a lay practitioner with Katagiri Roshi. He was re-ordained in 2000. He holds an Associate degree in Electronics and a BS in Management Science.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Mystical Positivist - Radio Show #87 - 29SEP12
The Mystical Positivist is now a weekly radio show on KOWS-LP 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. Listen live on Saturday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00pm, PST, via the web at KOWS Live Stream.
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