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Zen and Yoga: Harmonizing Body and Mind, CC 3/17

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Destiny Goldsberry
Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler
Saturday, March 17
1 - 4 pm
with Destiny Goldsberry and Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler

City Center Buddha Hall at 300 Page Street

Mental habits are the root of so much of our internal and external disharmony

In this workshop we will practice the art of bringing our mind and body into harmony through the ancient practices of Zen and yoga. We will also emphasize the vital importance of allowing our body-mind to really be in the experience it is having—however out of harmony it feels—without trying to change or control it. We will build skills for honoring the sacredness of each passing moment and learn to harmonize all that we experience within through Zen, movement, and conscious breath.

This afternoon workshop will include guided yoga practice, seated Zen meditation and instruction, a Dharma talk, and some time for sharing.

Retreat fee: $40; $36 SFZC members; $32 limited income.

Registration: Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.

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Destiny Goldsberry
Destiny Goldsberry teaches yoga in ways that support and empower people in believing in themselves. She is a pioneer of Forrest Yoga and teaches with grace, dignity, and compassion. She teaches from a place of intuition, compassion, and wisdom and continues to call upon Spirit for guidance into her teaching. Destiny creates a sacred hoop for her students to explore what is truth for both their life and mat practice and gives tools for one to walk with courage into their authentic self.

Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler
Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler entered residence at SFZC at the age of 20, in 1996, and has trained full time in Zen since, primarily at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm. He was ordained as a priest in 2002 by Seido Lee deBarros, was shuso under Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky in 2008, and currently trains under Sojun Mel Weitsman. He spent 2002-2003 at two Zen monasteries in Japan, Bukkokuji and Hokyoji, and has spent time at a variety of American temples as well, receiving teachings from Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Shohaku Okumura, Toni Packer, and the monastics of Shasta Abbey.