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Accessing Ease in Practice: Working with the Five Hindrances (Class), CC 9/4 - 10/2

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
with Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the City Center Buddha Hall

Five Thursdays: September 4 - October 2, 2014
7:30 - 9 pm

For Zen students, a weed is a treasure.  —Suzuki Roshi

Are you having difficulties in meditation? Obsessing on love or hate? Falling asleep, anxious, restless or agitated more often than calm while meditating? Doubting your practice, wondering whether it’s "right" for you or not?

The Five Hindrances are typical mind states which can impede development of concentration and mindfulness. In this class, we will explore classic and contemporary teachings on how to become aware of and work with these states, as well as cultivate their antidotes.

As this is a study and practice class, specific texts as well as meditation instructions will be presented which can be used to work with the hindrances in between classes.* Having the skills to be at ease in the midst of the hindrances will enrich your meditation, making it easier to bring the fruits of your practice into everyday life.

*As such, if you do not currently have an established practice, you are highly encouraged to first take the four-week Meditation Training course offered August 8-29, 2014.

$100; $90 current SFZC members; $60 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)

To Register: Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).
Although online sales have ended, space is still available. Please call during business hours (9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday only) or register at the door.

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
Rev. Keiryu LiÍn Shutt was ordained in 2005 with Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition of Spirit Rock. She was a founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998. Her Zen training began at Tassajara monastery, where she lived from 2002-2005. She then went to Asia for a year to practice monastically in Japan and Vietnam. While she has placed her trust and faith in Zen, she continues to enjoy the deep silence of Insight practices and has completed retreats in America and Thailand.

LiÍn is a social worker in San Francisco. She is a regular speaker at SFZC’s Queer Dharma and at East Bay Meditation Center’s LGBTQI/SGL and POC sanghas. She has been published in Once Upon A Dream: The Vietnamese-American Experience (San Jose Mercury News Books), Social Work Perspectives, The Mindfulness Bell, and Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism.