During her living, training, teaching and studying in Japan, she trained with Tokunaga Shoen Sensei, her main calligraphy teacher. Tokunaga Sensei is a master calligrapher whose art is shown frequently in Kyoto, Okayama, and Kurashiki. While in priest training at Shoboji, Eido trained in classic calligraphy techniques with Ito Daikan Roshi. In 1998, Tokunaga Sensei joined Eido in an exhibition of their work, along with the photographs of Eido's daughter, Ellen O'Connell (EllenOconnell.com), at Site Line Gallery in Olympia.
In 2000, Eido had an exhibition for the Year of the Dragon at Washington Center for the Performing Arts, and at Childhood's End Gallery. In 2001 she had a small exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College where she had been an adjunct faculty member for ten years.
Eido teaches regularly at OZC giving Dharma talks on Wednesday evenings along with occasional creative workshops. She also teaches at various centers in the U.S. and Europe. She takes a creative approach to practice being influenced by the life of Ryokan, poetry, painting, and the solitary way.
She continues to experiment with art and to write and publish poetry. Lately, she shows art informally at Olympia Zen Center and sells her paintings privately.
In 2012 she established Temple Ground Press and edited and published, Receiveing the Marrow, Teachings on Dogen by Soto Zen Women Priests, available through Amazon and local bookstores. Temple Ground Press focuses on publishing the teachings of Soto Zen women priests. Other publications are forthcoming.
Upcoming Retreats and Workshops
April 20 One day retreat, OZC
May 17 and 18 - Annual Ryokan Lecture and Workshop with Zen Master Gardener Wendy Johnson at OZC, signup and further information at:
June 15 One day retreat, OZC
Full Moon Sesshin July 17 to 21, OZC
December 3 to 8 - Rohatsu Sesshin, OZC
Jan/Feb/Mar - Bay Area, CA
Apr/May/June - OZC
August - TBA
Month of September, Upaya in Santa Fe, NM
Sep 20 - 22, Wisdom Teachings of Ryokan - Spiritual Dynamics of Simplicity at Upaya, Santa Fe, NM
Sep 27 - 29, Beginner Mind Dana Retreat, Upaya, Santa Fe
Oct. 8 - 10 ASZB, Los Angeles