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Wayfinding Talk: Chogai Alex Kinsella

Alex is a postdoctoral investigator in the Mahadevan Group at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His work is motivated by the question of how dynamics of the upper-ocean and of clouds affect Earth’s weather and climate – a big question that leads to broad interests.

Current research centers on intraseasonal oscillations of the Indian monsoon over the Bay of Bengal.

He spends a lot of my time out in nature looking for cool clouds and plants and birds.

His PhD work was in string theory. His thesis on M-theory/heterotic duality was advised by Professor David Morrison, while he was a member of the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics. He was previously a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and before that completed a BSc in physics and mathematics at Stanford University.

He became a member of the Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha in 2022 and after attending Rohatsu in December, asked Sangaku Dan Joslyn-sensei to take Jukai.

Chogai-san will speak on his decision to take initial Precepts as a Buddhist and his experience with members of the Sangha and Sensei Joslyn, leading up to his taking Jukai, on November 18, 2023; and his sense of his Dharma name: "Chogai,"

Please join us December 5, 2023, at 7:00 PM/ET at The First Congregational of Falmouth as we hear his “Wayfinding Talk” and his experiences along the way. Zoom– and password FSZS

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion


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