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Meditation Training: Establishing a Meditation Practice in Four Short Weeks (CC Class)

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
Beneficial Insight: A Testimonial from Meditation Training
with Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the City Center Buddha Hall

Morning Class (online registration coming soon)
January 2- 23, 2015
Four Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Evening Class (online registration coming soon)
February 26 - March 19, 2015
Four Thursdays, 7:30 - 9 pm


Want to learn how to meditate? Or, have you tried at different times but just can’t quite figure out how to make it work for you?

This four-class series is geared just for you. Specific, time-honored and easy-to-follow instructions will be given in three areas: body, heart/emotions and mind/mental states. Each week, specific meditation instructions will be given, with an opportunity to put them into practice and have your questions answered.

Handouts will be given at the end of each class, making it easier for you to practice that week’s focus in the time between classes. You will also have an opportunity for contact with the instructor, so that your own specific issues can be addressed. There will be opportunities to share with others in the group if you choose, fostering a cohort-like, shared experience to encourage and support your efforts to learn and practice meditation.

Think of this class as a four-week “training camp”—a container for you to not only establish a meditation practice of your own but to also have a “team” to practice with and to draw encouragement from. It is much easier to put into practice any new skill when we have buddies to do it with.

Come see how the two factors of practiced guidance and cohort support can help you to establish a sustainable practice.

Yes, you can! Come join us!

Fees: $80; $72, current SFZC members; $48, limited income. Some partial scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)

To Register: Use the Register Online button above for the date you wish to attend. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).


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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
Rev. Keiryu LiÍn Shutt is a dharma heir of Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition. She was a founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998. Her Zen trainings began at Tassajara and then continued monastically in Japan and Vietnam for a year. While she has placed her trust and faith in Soto Zen, she continues to enjoy the deep silence of Insight practices and has completed retreats in America and Thailand. LiÍn is grateful to have right livelihood as a social worker. Please go to AccessToZen.org for info on her sitting group and other events.