Sunday, September 16
10 am - 4 pm
with Jisan Tova Green
and Ryotan Cynthia Kear
Conference Center at 308 Page Street
In this day of shared inquiry and creative expression we will explore the intersection of art and practice - how do creativity and meditation practice inform and enhance each other?
How can the experience of sitting and walking meditation (the Dharma gate of bliss and repose) be brought forward into art-making? Can practice help us deal with creative barriers?
This day-long workshop will offer a forum to probe these questions as well as share solutions, provide support and rekindle the pure joy of creative expression. We will sit together, hear a talk on Dharma and Creativity, and engage in our chosen creative outlet.
Bring cameras, paints, charcoals, writing materials and musical instruments. This day does NOT presume any “expertise” in meditation or art-making. All beginners' minds are welcome.
$60 non-members; $54 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Includes tea. Lunch will be BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag).
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Jisan Tova Green
Jisan Tova Green, LCSW, currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President of San Francisco Zen Center. Previously she held positions as City Center Director and as a hospice social worker. A practice leader at San Francisco Zen Center, Tova co-founded Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group.
Ryotan Cynthia Kear
Ryotan Cynthia Kear has been practicing Soto Zen Buddhism for over twenty years. She received Dharma Transmission from Darlene Cohen in 2010. In 2004, she founded the Wild Geese Sangha, which explores daily practice in the non-monastic world. She leads the Upstairs Sangha, a group which meets bi-monthly to sit and study, and she co-leads a sangha for meditation and recovery.