with Valorie Beer and Tova Green
Saturday, August 24, 2013
1:30 pm – 5 pm
Buddha Hall at 300 Page Street
This afternoon of practice is designed to help us build a community at San Francisco Zen Center of those 55 and over as we deepen our connection with ourselves and others through practicing together.
The afternoon will include sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk and discussion, and tea. Meditation instruction will be offered. Beginning and experienced practitioners are welcome.
$30; $27 current SFZC members; $24 limited income. Some partial scholarships available; see About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations
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About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations
Kyosho Valorie Beer
Kyosho Valorie Beer has practiced Zen Buddhism since 1991. She was ordained as a priest in 2005 and received dharma transmission in 2013 from her teacher, Edward Brown. She lived at Green Gulch Farm from 2003 to 2012, when she moved to City Center. After serving as the San Francisco Zen Center corporate secretary, she was the City Center ino, and is now supporting the Branching Streams sanghas as a visiting teacher. Before taking up monastic life, Valorie worked for two decades in corporate Human Resources at various high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. She is the author of four books, a private pilot, and the mother of a thirty-something daughter who works and lives in the Bay Area.
Jisan Tova Green
Jisan Tova Green, LCSW, is a resident practice leader at City Center. She currently serves as director of development for San Francisco Zen Center, and she also served recently as vice president and as City Center director. The co-founder of Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group, she received priest ordination from Eijun Linda Cutts in 2003. Tova received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and completed Smith's certificate program in Contemplative Social Work in 2008. Tova was a social worker at Hospice by the Bay until April 2011.