A Meditative Concert and Presentation
Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin
The Rochester Zen Center
7 Arnold Park Rochester NY
Rochester NY 14607
Sunday afternoon July 5th, 2015
4:00 PM Concert on the Shakuhachi
5:00 PM Free Introductory Shakuhachi Lesson (Instruments provided)
(No admission charge)
CD’s and DVD's Available for Purchase
For those interested in the beginners lesson, please RSVP to Ronnie's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
His web site is www.nyogetsu.com.
Shakuhachi music developed over hundreds of years, played by mendicant monks within a network of Japanese temples. Honkyoku, original pieces, were passed on from teacher to student. They continue to be played today, transmitted by master musicians to their students.
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 DC/Baltimore. He is also part of the Japanese Music Program at the graduate Center of the City University of New York, has produced many notable recordings, and performed at Carnegie Hall, The Asia Society, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many other venues. He has received many awards and honors, including both an Oscar and a Grammy nomination.
Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin studied Shakuhachi in Kyoto, Japan with Kurahashi Yodo Sensei, a disciple of Jin Nyodo. 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 presently has the largest and most active Dojo in the world outside Japan.