Rochester Zen Center, 7 Arnold Park, Rochester, NY, Saturday, 6 July 2013, 6:30pm.
Free optional introductory shakuhachi lesson will be offered at 7:30 (Instruments provided)!
Free admission - CDs and DV's will be available for purchase
Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) Grand Master Ronnie Nyogetsu
Reishin Seldin is the founder of Ki-sui-an shakuhachi dojo with branches
in Manhattan, Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo, Narrowsburg, Philadelphia and
Washington D.C./Baltimore. He is also part of the Japanese Music
Program at the graduate Center of the City University of New York and
has produced many notable recordings performed at Carnegie Hall, The
Asia Society, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many other venues.
Ronnie studied Shakuhachi in Kyoto, Japan with Kurahashi Yodo Sensei,
who was a disciple of Jin Nyodo. There in 1975, he received the name
Nyogetsu and a teaching certificate at the level of Jun Shi-han in the
Kinko school of shakuhachi.
After his return to New York, Nyogetsu was awarded the rank of
Shi-han (Master) in 1978, as a result of his efforts to spread the
teaching of this instrument in America. In 1980 he received his first
Dai Shihan (Grand Master's) License, and his second - from the Living
National Treasure, Aoki Reibo - in 2002.
He has received many awards and honors, including both an Oscar and a
Grammy nomination. He presently has the largest and most active Dojo in
the world outside Japan.
Rochester Zen Center: http://www.rzc.org
Nyogetsu (Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin): http://www.nyogetsu.com/