Introduction to Zen Meditation 禅修入门 (I) – class taught in Mandarin Chinese, CC 1/10 – 1/31

禅修入门 (I)

导师: 玄道禅师
地点: 旧金山禅修中心
            San Francisco Zen Center Buddha Hall
            300 Page Street, San Francisco

时间: 四个周三 (1/10,1/17,1/24,1/31) 5:30 – 7 pm

禅修是一个认识和觉悟自我的过程。通过坐禅等功课,我们学习如何放松身体、调和情绪、培养觉知力、开发智慧和爱心。但它不仅限于坐垫上的禅修,同样重要的是学习如何把它付诸实践,在行住坐卧、待人处事等日常生活中保持觉照、安住当下。

这个课程将通过讲解示范、练习和交流的方式逐步教授禅修的基本功,学员在完成课程后将对禅修的方法有初步的了解,并开始培养日常修行的习惯,把禅修运用到生活中。此课程用中文授课,以实修为主,适合初学者、或有一定坐禅基础但希望进一步加强训练的同学。希望籍此课程有更多人和禅修结缘,同沾法益。

上课请穿宽松的衣服。课程内容包括:

  • 禅修内外环境的调节(如调理饮食、睡眠,选择禅修的时间、地点等)
  • 身体经络的放松舒展运动
  • 坐禅的各种姿势
  • 禅坐中调身、调息、调心的要点和方法
  • 观照身体觉受、情绪和思想
  • 行禅
  • 进食禅修
  • 培养日常生活中的正念

学费: $80; 禅修中心成员 – $72; 低收入者 – $48

有兴趣者请致电禅修中心前台 415.863.3136 或注册专线 888.743.9362/415.475.9362 提前办理注册手续(请讲英文),未能提前注册者可在课程第一天 (即1月10日)提前10-15分钟到禅修中心大堂办理注册手续。若有其它有关课程的疑问可联系玄道老师 (电子邮件 lucy.xiao@sfzc.org).

Introduction to Zen Meditation (I) – Taught in Mandarin Chinese

With Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao
in the Buddha Hall

Four Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 5:30 – 7 pm

Zen practice is a process of studying and realizing the self. Through sitting meditation and other forms of practice, we learn how to relax the body, harmonize emotions, develop awareness, and cultivate wisdom and loving kindness. However, Zen practice is not limited to just sitting on the cushion, it’s also about learning how to be present in each moment as we conduct our everyday activities and relate to people in our life.

Through instructions, exercises and discussions, this class series will teach the basics of Zen meditation step by step. Students will learn how to start and maintain a regular practice and bring mindfulness into everyday life. The class will be taught in Mandarin Chinese and is practice-oriented. It is suitable for beginners as well as those who have learned meditation in the past and wish to deepen their practice. It is our hope that through this class more people will be connected to Zen practice and receive benefits of the Dharma.

Please wear loose and comfortable clothes to the class. The class will introduce topics on:

  • How to create a supportive environment for practice (such as regulating food and sleep, choosing time and place for practice, etc.)
  • Exercises to increase flexibility of the body and benefit Qi flow of the meridians
  • Sitting meditation: different kinds of sitting postures
  • Principles and methods for working with body, breath and mind
  • Developing awareness of the body, feelings and thoughts
  • Walking meditation
  • Eating meditation
  • Bringing mindfulness practice to everyday life

Fees: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

To Register: Please call the City Center main office at 415.863.3136 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362.

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