Guiding Teacher Transition Ceremony

Date & Time
Sunday, June 9th
9:15  AM   Arrivals/Han begins
9:30  AM   Sitting Meditation
10:05 AM  Walking Meditation
10:15 AM Guiding Teacher Transition Ceremony
11: 30 AM Reception



Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

2255 W Giddings
Chicago,  60640


Requested, but not required


The Teacher Transition Ceremony marks the stepping down of Taigen Dan Leighton as Guiding Teacher at ADZG.

It also celebrates the installation of Hogetsu Laurie Belzer in that role. 


Rev. Hōgetsu Laurie Belzer is a dharma teacher and lineage holder in the Soto zen tradition of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, and received dharma transmission from Rev. Taiyo Lipscomb. Since 1989, Hōgetsu has trained intensively at all three of San Francisco Zen Center’s temples, where she served as Shuso (Head Monk) with Tenshin Reb Anderson at Green Gulch Farm. A founding member of ADZG, Hōgetsu has supported the evolution of the practice center since its genesis and served the wonderful ADZG community in many ways, including as Thursday morning zazen host , practice leader, and sewing practice mentor.

Congratulations Hogetsu!