One-Year Non-Residential Training Program
with Ryushin Paul Haller
and Abbess Kiku Christina Lehnherr
|Saturday, January 26, 2013 |
8:40 am - 4:30 pm
This one-year, experiential training program is designed to help participants develop a sustainable daily meditation practice and mindfulness of body, mind and emotions during everyday activities and relationships. Some meditation experience would be helpful but it is not essential. We will engage the modalities of meditation, yoga, sensing, and mindfulness of activities, and explore practice themes in dyads, triads and small groups.
All of these methods will enable us to apply the principles of Zen Buddhist practice in our daily lives at home and in the marketplace.
There will be three parts to the course:
Establishing the fundamentals of practice
The emphasis will be cultivating meditation postures, body awareness, and the ability to bring awareness to our daily activities through a series of mindful exercises. These practices will be continued throughout all three trimesters.
Exploring self and relating to others
Through attention to the habits of thought and feelings, actions and reactions in our own being and in our interpersonal interactions, we will explore how these arise in everyday situations and learn ways to practice with them.
Expressing practice in our life
Discover how the insights that we're realizing through practice can be expressed and embodied in all aspects of our lives and how the cultivation and practice of intention can support this.
Participants will be expected to:
- have a daily sitting practice at home (30+ minutes) or at Zen Center
- attend the monthly meetings for all participants on Saturdays and Tuesday evenings - please see the dates and times below
- attend the twice monthly peer group meetings
- practice the daily body and mindfulness exercises presented in the class
- write the requested personal reflections
Fees per trimester: $300 regular; $270 current members; $240 limited income. Participants sign up for each trimester separately. Scholarships are available; please see below.
Registration: Please download the registration form in PDF or Word format, or pick one up at the City Center front office. Mail the completed form to:
San Francisco Zen Center
Attn: Mimi Saunders - EPP 2013 Registration
300 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Registration deadline: January 16, 2013.
Please submit full tuition payment for the first trimester with your registration to secure your space in the program.
For further questions and information, contact Abbess Kiku Christina Lehnherr through her assistant via email.
For scholarship information, please contact City Center Director Shundo David Haye
|1. TRIMESTER ||(4 Saturdays, 3 Tuesdays) |
|January ||26 ||Saturday, ||8:40am - 4:30pm |
|February ||12 ||Tuesday, ||7:30 - 9pm |
| ||23 ||Saturday, ||1:00 - 4:30pm |
|March ||12 ||Tuesday, |
|7:30 - 9pm |
|23 ||Saturday, ||1:00 - 4:30pm |
|April || 9 ||Tuesday, ||7:30 - 9pm |
| ||20 ||Saturday, ||11:15am - 4:30pm |
| || || || |
|2. TRIMESTER ||(4 Saturdays, 3 Tuesdays) |
|25 ||Saturday, |
|1:00 - 4:30pm |
|June ||11 ||Tuesday, ||7:30 - 9pm |
|22 ||Saturday, ||1:00 - 4:30pm |
|July || 9 ||Tuesday, |
|7:30 - 9pm |
| ||20 ||Saturday, ||1:00 - 4:30pm |
|August || 6 ||Tuesday, ||7:30 - 9pm |
| ||17 || Saturday, ||1:00 - 4:30pm |
| || || || |
|3. TRIMESTER ||(3 Saturdays, 2 Tuesdays) |
|September ||14 ||Saturday, ||1:00 - 4:30pm |
|October || 1 ||Tuesday, ||7:30 - 9pm |
| ||12 ||Saturday, ||1:00 - 4:30pm |
| ||29 ||Tuesday, ||7:30 - 9pm |
|November || 9 ||Saturday, ||1:00 - 4:30pm |
Kiku Christina Lehnherr (City Center Abiding Abbess)
Kiku Christina Lehnherr became City Center Abbess in February 2012. She has degrees in physical therapy and Clinical Psychology and practiced both in Switzerland. Ordained as a priest by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1993, she received Dharma Transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 2005. From 2003 to 2006 she served as Head of Practice (Tanto) at City Center. Between 2006 and 2012, Christina lived in Marin where she continued to support sitting groups and students as a non-residential teacher.
Ryushin Paul Haller (Senior Dharma Teacher)
Ryushin Paul Haller is a dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman and has taught at Zen Center for over 20 years. He teaches throughout the U.S. and Europe and has led mindfulness programs to assist with depression and recovery. Paul has also taught in prisons and has a long involvement with the Zen Hospice Project. He has been practicing yoga for 25 years.