Zen, Jazz, and the Creative Art of Everyday Living


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Zen, Jazz, and the Creative Art of Everyday Living

Instructor: Dean Williams

Wednesday, October 20 | 6:30 – 8 pm | In-person and Online

$20 members/ $25 non-members


Dean Williams will facilitate this evening of inspiration and delight.  We will listen to musical selections by master jazz improvisors such as Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, and Keith Jarrett, interspersed with quotes from Zen masters and jazz musicians to help us gain some insights into creativity.


According to Dean, the similarities in their comments on the creative process is striking. It seems as though the masters and musicians are engaged in a similar practice, touching quite deeply the creativity which lies at the heart of all things. It’s a place that is open to all of us, all the time, in the midst of various activities.


Registration deadline: October 19

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About the Presenter:  Dean Williams


Dean Williams is an ordained priest and teacher in the Soto Zen Buddhist lineage. He is also a certified Buddhist chaplain and the guiding teacher of Crooked River Zen Center.  He is a volunteer with Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic and a founding member of the Cleveland chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.


Dean speaks at various churches throughout northeastern Ohio and, as a member of InterAct Cleveland, has participated in a number of interfaith services. He has served as Assistant Treasurer for InterAct Cleveland, and as a board member for both Project LEARN and for Udumbora Zen Center. Dean serves as Regional V P for the Meadowbrook Insurance Group.


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