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Embracing Change: Zen and the Art of Creating a Life You Want

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
In the Midst of It: An Interview with Keiryu LiÍn Shutt on Embracing Change
with Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the Conference Center at 308 Page St.

2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015  
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

(Also offered as a retreat at Tassajara: Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2, 2015. See Tassajara retreat info.)


2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Are you at a point in your life in which you feel like it's time for a change, but you're not sure how to proceed?

Change can be hard. Especially a change that we haven't chosen at this time, such as job or relationship loss. Or perhaps this is a life-transition time. Maybe as you think of all the many possible ways to go, you begin to feel confused: "Shall I do what I've always wanted to do, or stay with what I know?" "Is it time to go toward my 'heart's desire,' or is it time to get more training?"

At times like these, teachings both from Zen Buddhism and from the motivational field can help us. Join Liên for a daylong workshop in which we will explore how to incorporate both meditative practices and behavior-change skills in order to:
  1. Find stability and centeredness so that you can be truly present and aware.
  2. Use tools to help you evaluate what you’re feeling "called" to do at this time in your life.
  3. Learn what may be keeping you from achieving.
  4. Discover tools to help you set and achieve goals.
Meditation and Buddhist practices along with evaluative and skill-building tools will be practiced in small and large groups. Plan for a day in which you will be engaged from the heart and with mindfulness.

The time for change has come into your life. Come see how you can learn to meet this with ease, grace and skill, and go towards the life that is waiting to be created by you!

Fees: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $64 limited income.
  • Lunch, tea and an afternoon snack will be provided.
  • Some partial scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds. 
To Register: Use the Register Online button above for the date you wish to attend. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
Rev. Keiryu LiÍn Shutt is a dharma heir of Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition. She was a founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998. Her Zen trainings began at Tassajara and then continued monastically in Japan and Vietnam for a year. While she has placed her trust and faith in Soto Zen, she continues to enjoy the deep silence of Insight practices and has completed retreats in America and Thailand. LiÍn is grateful to have right livelihood as a social worker. Please go to AccessToZen.org for info on her sitting group and other events.