with Jisan Tova Green and Kanzan David Zimmerman
in the City Center Buddha Hall
Sunday, November 9, 2014
9:30 am - 5 pm
While we all appreciate the happiness and freedom we feel when we are genuinely at ease in our bodies, hearts and minds, it can take great courage and resilience at times to fully embrace and express our authentic self, especially as members of LGBTIQ communities. During this day of dharma practice we will explore how to recognize, acknowledge and express our true nature and address the often daily challenges to returning home to our natural state of joy, wisdom and compassion.
Open to all levels of meditation—new, beginner or experienced—this retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, dharma presentation, and group study and discussion. These Zen and mindfulness practices offer a unique opportunity for queer- and same-gender-loving-identified folks to be together in spiritual community.
Please bring a bag lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. Fees:
$90, $81 current SFZC members, $72 limited income. Some scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations
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Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362). About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations
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.
Kanzan David Zimmerman
Kanzan David Zimmerman has been practicing Zen for 20 years and was ordained by Rev. Teah Strozer in 2006. Having spent eight years at Tassajara, where he held a number of positions including guest manager, meditation hall manager and director, he now lives at City Center where he is Program Director. He supports Dr. Lee Lipp with classes and workshops on "Transforming Depression and Anxiety."