All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Bellville invites you to join them at their Sunday Service on August 18th, 2019, at 10:30am.

Speaker:  Sensei Dean Williams

Title: "What is Real?: The Strawberry Fields Talk" 

Topic: How can we possibly plot our course in life when our path is so tangled with continuous bold and blatant lies by political leaders while "traditional journalism" is very much on the decline as the wild west of the internet and "fake news" becomes the dominant domain of public discourse? Can we find our moral bearings again in the middle of such social and political chaos? This talk will lay out a moral path as the only way we can create a sustainable future for ourselves and our offspring.  

Bio: Sensei Dean Williams is the guiding teacher of the Crooked River Zen Center in Cleveland, Ohio. His interest in Zen Buddhism began in the early 70s when he was working on his BA in philosophy. He began formal zen practice in 1997. He was lay ordained in 2000, ordained as a Buddhist chaplain in 2001, and as a priest in 2003, all while studying with Sojun Diane Martin, the resident teacher at Udumbara Zen Center in Evanston, IL. In 2006 he served as shuso during the fall practice period at Udumbara.

Dean received dharma transmission in 2014 from Shoho Michael Newhall, the abbot of Jikoji Zen Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, making him a dharma holder in the Kobun Chino lineage.


  • Occurred Sunday, August 18th, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am