Zen Buddhist Meditation at Peace Tree’s Open House
Meet Rev. Tom Shindo Bradshaw, one of the generous spiritual leaders offering his guidance and expertise on Zen Buddhist Meditation practice at Peace Tree Spirituality Center’s Open House. Join us Saturday, October 21, 2-7 p.m. for free demonstrations, classes, experiences, and resources to help you more deeply connect body, mind, and spirit.
Rev. Tom Shindo Bradshaw is a Zen Buddhist priest who teaches at Shinzo Zen Meditation Center. His teacher, Rev. Kalen McAllister, founded the center. She ordained him in March of 2016.
In addition to leading Zen meditation & Dharma discussions at the Center he has given talks to groups including women in the Let’s Start program, elementary students at City Garden Montessori School, two United Church of Christ congregations as well as leading both beginners’ & family nights at the Zen center. Shindo writes for the Inside Dharma Buddhist newsletter sent to around 900 prisoners nationwide. He also leads Zen meditation & Dharma discussions in the city.
He devotes his time to his family, his son’s school, the Sangha (the Buddhist community) & the non-profit Inside Dharma‘s Buddha Bags for the Homeless program.
His aim is to establish a diverse inclusive Zen center in the city of St. Louis.
Shindo’s other project, which he hopes will bring different-minded people together, is the Birthday Stranger Project. For the past several years he has treated a complete stranger to a meal on his birthday in exchange for the chance for him to write about the experience. Shindo says this about the project: “The experience of deep discussions with strangers has dramatically changed my daily interactions with others.” He hopes this open-mindedness to others will catch on.
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