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Sanchi Shudo Reta Lawler Roshi

Monday, July 11, 2016
On June 17, 2016, at the Dai Bosatsu Sesshin, Sanchi Shudo Reta Lawler received Inka, Dharma Transmission, from Jun Po Kelly Roshi.  She becomes the second female roshi in the Hollow Bones Order.  

Sanchi Reta is the Founder and Director of the Boulder Morningstar Zen Center. Fully ordained as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist nun by Eido Shimano Roshi (founder and former abbot of Dai Bosatsu Monastery), Sanchi has led contemplative retreats and Zen sesshins around the country for over thirty-five years. 

Her professional teachings and offerings have been in Creative Arts, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, and Shamanic practice (particularly in Celtic and Peruvian indigenous orientations). Her trademark trainings are Coming Full Circle: The Art of Death and Dying, and Winds of Change: The Art of Engaged Living

She is on the faculty of the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and continues as an advisor to the Spirit Quest Sanctuary in Iquitos, Peru. Sanchi particularly enjoys hosting retreats around the world where the earth energies invite natural entry into contemplative practice. 

As well, she is a life-learner of Gardening - particularly working with the joy of flowers, healing herbs, and love of Trees. 

Just perhaps, someday, her writing and poetry will make their way to a book.

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