Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
2 - 4:30 pm
with Chris Fortin and Jennifer Block
We will gather in remembrance to acknowledge and mourn the death of children—those born and unborn. We will make offerings and say good-bye in a ceremony of remembrance and letting go, with the intention of nurturing and tending both the beings who have died and beings who continue to live. We will make offerings for the altar as well as prayer sticks to tie on the cherry tree in the memorial garden at Green Gulch.
Please bring a piece of red cloth, scissors, needle and thread. Both women and men are welcome.
Fees: Cost is $15 per person plus an offering of dana (the practice of giving or generosity) to support the teachers and the teaching.
To Register and for more information please contact Jennifer Block at 415.246.7664 or by email
Chris Fortin is a Zen priest who has received Dharma transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer. She is a teacher in the Everyday Zen sangha, a MFT psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor. She is co-founder of Honoring the Path of the Warrior and leads the women's Lotus Sangha in Sebastopol.
Jennifer Block is an Interfaith minister and Buddhist chaplain who has practiced Zen, Insight Meditation, and Yoga since 1988. Her life’s work is providing spiritual care to people in crisis, mentoring caregivers, and teaching people how to access their innate capacity for caring and healing.
Based in San Francisco, Jennifer is a nationally recognized educator and consultant to many organizations and businesses, conducting workshops that bridge spiritual, hospice, and contemplative care modalities.
As one of the first Buddhist chaplains in the country, Jennifer brings 12+ years of hospice, grief, and chaplaincy experience to her work with caregivers, clinicians, chaplaincy students, and especially those who are facing the spiritual and emotional issues related to aging, sickness, dying and grief. Her skills as an engaging teacher and facilitator are matched by the ease and authenticity of her caregiving practice.