Dharma in the Zen Tradition • Realization Process Practice
Welcome to Winter Sky Dharma, the website of Toku Cynthia Scott. Why “Winter Sky”? Because my dharma name, Toku, means Winter Sky.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I am ordained and authorized to teach in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition and certified to teach Realization Process Embodiment, a practice founded and developed by Judith Blackstone, Ph.D.
Though I teach both Zen and Realization Process practice, you do not need to have experience in Zen in order to start Realization Process Embodiment practice.
I’ve worn many hats: professional writer and editor; caregiver; nonprofit manager; and even, for a short time, clockmaker with my own business. But what really makes me tick is the spiritual path — yours, mine, and humanity’s collective path. I’ve worked as a teacher and spiritual companion to many students on their journey to wholeness. I’ve learned from working with them and from my own experience that we cannot know the wholeness that is our birthright if we are alienated from or uncomfortable in our bodies. Indeed, our bodies are a profound instrument of and gateway to living fully.
I invite you to explore whether my offerings can help support you on your journey.