Saturday, August 11
1:15 - 4:15 pm
with Marcia Lieberman
Explore color and delight in creating a flower offering from the Zen Center gardens.
During this afternoon workshop we will learn about creating an altar and understanding each part and its meaning as well as the history. We will work in the City Center gardens and tour the Zen Center altars to see what's there.
This workshop is for anyone wishing to learn more about this practice and especially the craft of making a flower offering.
“If you can’t line up everything straight on the altar then your life won’t be straight. Your life comes out of your practice. When we set up the altar, we set up the dharma world. And it is this way with every detail of our lives. If the details of each moment are not attended to then you are not practicing the Buddha’s way ..." - Katagiri Roshi speaking in response to seeing an unkempt altar. From Thank You and Ok!: An American Zen Failure in Japan
by David Chadwick
Be prepared to be outside.Fees:
$30; $27 current SFZC members; $24 limited incomeTo Register:
Use the Ticket Table below - no longer available. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.
Marcia Leiberman is a lay-ordained practitioner who has been affiliated with SFZC since 1989. A staff gardener at Green Gulch Farm, she is currently head gardener at City Center where she oversees the Gardening at the Urban Temple project, is environmental steward, and beekeeper of rooftop hives. She works with landscape architects documenting public spaces and is an aesthetic pruner (anything under six feet tall). Her career as a photographer has included academic positions at University of California, Berkeley, and California College of Art teaching about time and space.