Bluegrass, Blues and Buddha

Join us for a Buddhist Bluegrass musical celebration and fundraiser for Ocean Gate on Friday, April 12, 7 p.m. at the Pacific Cultural Center.  Donation: $15-$20. Cash or check only, please. 1307 Seabright Avenue. More info on our events calendar.

“Jon Sholle is one of the most under-rated guitarists on the planet!” Flatpicking Magazine

“Senauke’s ‘Wooden Man’…is one of the most satisfying old-time recordings to skid across my CD player in at least a year.” Pow-r Pickin Magazine

Jon Sholle has played and recorded with many artists including Bob Dylan, Melissa Manchester and Esther Phillips. Jon’s recording include “Catfish for Supper” and “Out of the Frying Pan.” Former editor of Sing OutAlan Senauke has toured widely and his recording include “Wooden Man” and “Everything is Broken: Songs About Things As They Are.” The joy of their 50 years musical partnership and friendship comes through in their performance.

Both Jon and Alan are long time Buddhist practitioners; Alan is ordained in the Soto Zen lineage. Alan Senauke is the co-abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center, and author and activist. Alan is on of the people responsible for bring socially engaged Buddhism to the forefront as former director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and founder of the ClearView Project. He is author of The Bodhisattva’s Embrace: Dispatches from Engaged Buddhism’s Front Lines.”

See Alan’s website at and Jon Sholle at

One comment

  1. This was such an enjoyable event! The music, the humor, the gentle souls, and the opportunity to meet people. What a treat!

    I took lots of pictures, all available here:

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