The Beauty in Impermanence, CC 5/18

With Pico Iyer and Ryuko Laura Burges
In the Dining Room of San Francisco Zen Center

  Saturday, May 18, 1 – 4 pm

Can sitting still help us see through or live through the constant changes of the world?

In this afternoon workshop, Pico Iyer will draw upon his 32 years of living in Japan to discuss how we learn to live with loss, to cherish the things around us precisely because they do not last, and to learn from such Buddhist Teachers as the Zen Master Keido Fukushima Roshi and the XIVth Dalai Lama.

Pico will give a talk relating to his most recent book, Autumn Light, including readings from his other works. Pico and Zen teacher Laura Burges will engage the group in a lively discussion and exploration of Zen and the beauty of impermanence. The afternoon will end with a book signing.

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind remains the secret core of Autumn Light, as does the work of Leonard Cohen. Those who would like more background could read The Lady and the Monk, about Pico’s wide-eyed and feckless arrival in Kyoto 30 years ago.

Fees: $60; $54 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Some partial scholarships available.

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