Fugan Dineen has been practicing meditation since the mid 1980s. Under the guidance of his first teacher, Thich Nhat Hahn, Fugan studied the path of compassion and mindfulness and ordained as a lay member of the Order of Interbeing. He has also practiced intensively in the Kuan Um school of Zen under the guidance of Zen Master Seung Sahn. In 2000, Fugan met and began sitting with his current teacher, Enkyo Roshi: co-founder and abbot of the Village Zendo. Fugan took precepts with Enkyo Roshi in 2001. In 2004, she ordained him as a Soto Priest in the White Plum Asangha. Fugan has sat numerous long retreats and is currently a senior student in the Village Zendo community. Over the years, he has taught meditation and mindfulness to children, teens, and adults of all ages. In 2009, Fugan and his partner Seijin Walenga started Hyannis Zendo, which is a small affiliate of VZ on Cape Cod. In addition to the Zendo, Fugan works as a drummer and percussionist and has recently finished a dissertation on South Indian music at Wesleyan University.
Monthly Guest Teachers visit SSIMC for an evening of silent meditation followed by a Dhamma talk with Q&A.
7pm - 7:30 Lightly guided meditation
7:35 - 7:45 Announcements and Guest Teacher Introduction
7:45 - 8:30 Dhamma talk and Q&A/Discussion
8:30 - 9:00 Refreshments and Snacks