Sunday, April 21
9 am - 4 pm
with Andrew Mellen
and Kanzan David Zimmerman Conference Center at 308 Page StreetArticle on Sangha News: Free Yourself from Stuff – An Interview with the Most Organized Man in America
Do you feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Is your personal or work space crowded out by stuff and unfinished projects? Have you forgotten or let go of what you’re most passionate about? Are you stuck in a pattern of habitual mental and emotional grasping?
The path to liberation often begins by taking stock of what is essential in our lives. This workshop is intended for anyone who feels stuck or overwhelmed by daily life, and is looking for a way to regain balance and clarity by transforming their relationship with material, mental, and emotional clutter.
Consider this as an “unstuff your life” boot camp, during which we’ll use core value exercises, meditation and group discussion to help you uncover delusion and break free from the power that “story” (whether about yourself or your material things) holds over your life. Presented with simple, practical skills and mindfulness techniques, you’ll leave with potent tools to eliminate clutter and distraction while reconnecting with your heart—the source of joy. Discover again what matters, and how to make real and lasting change for a freer, more spacious, and happier life. Retreat fee:
$80 non-members; $72 current SFZC members; $64 limited income. Includes lunch and tea. Some scholarships are available; see 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.
Andrew J. Mellen is an author, speaker, and professional organizer. He can be found on the web. He’s been called “The Most Organized Man in America,” for good reason—as an organizer and workshop leader, he has helped thousands of people across the U.S. to unclutter their lives and gain time for the things that are really important … which often aren’t even things at all.
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."