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ZEN LUMINARIES: Jon Joseph in Conversation with Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – $12


I have gone through many gateways. But I am neither monk, nor nun, nor priest. I am neither Zen or Buddhist. I am neither teacher nor guide, nor author. I am a dark seed of a lineage that has resisted annihilation for thousands of years. I am a voice from the great darkness of transformation, grace, and constant birth and death. I am a collective voice that weeps and protests. I am the ever-abundant blackness and darkness that has given birth to everything. I am life from the first source of life. I am because we are.

—Osho Zenju Earthly Manuel

Official Short Bio

Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, poet, author, ordained Zen priest, and medicine woman of the drum, was born in Los Angeles, California, the middle daughter of Lawrence Manuel Jr. and Alvesta Pierre Manuel, who both migrated from rural Louisiana. She is dharma heir of Zenkei Blanche Hartman of the Shunryu Suzuki lineage at San Francisco Zen Center. Zenju practiced in the Nichiren/Soka Gakkai tradition for fifteen years, entering Zen in 2001, at which time she began again as a beginner on the path.

Zenju’s practice is influenced by Native American and African indigenous traditions. She participated in ceremony with Ifá diviners from Dahomey, Africa, and studied briefly in Yoruba. Zenju was raised in the Church of Christ, and was an avid reader of the Bible and the true mystic teachings on Christ’s path well into adulthood.

Zenju holds a Ph.D., and for decades worked as a social science researcher and development director for non-profit and other organizations serving women and girls, cultural arts, and mental health. Osho Zenju has written multiple books on Buddhism, including The Shamanic Bones of Zen, and her most recent book, Opening to Darkness: Eight Ways for Being with the Absence of Light in Unsettling Times. 

Read more about Zenju on her website here.

Jon Joseph Roshi


Join us on Monday for a lively conversation with special guest Osho Zenju Earthyln  Manuel. All are welcome. Register to participate.



March 27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – $12
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PZI Online Temple


Jon Joseph Roshi