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Who Am I? Exploring How the Sense of Self Arises, CC 8/9

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
Me, Myself and I: To Have, To Hold, and Then To Let Go When Needed—An Interview with Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
with Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the City Center Buddha Hall

Saturday, August 9, 2014
1 - 4 pm

An experiential, engaging exploration of our sense of self and how it plays out as we go about our everyday lives.

Anatta, the Buddhist teaching on not-self is often misunderstood. How does the sense of self contribute to suffering? Do we have the capacity to be with the self fully in all its dimensions or nuances? Or do we get caught up in what we think it should be or what we want it to be?

How do we develop the skill or ability to adjust when conditions call for flexibility?

When we are able to identify and become flexible with our sense of “me, myself and I,” we see that the possibility for non-suffering increases.

In this half-day workshop, we’ll look at when the concept of “I” tends to arise and how our efforts to justify, verify or solidify an idea of "me" as X person become a point in which dis-ease/suffering can typically reside.

We will engage in Dharma teachings, meditation, creative exercises and group discussions to identify when concepts of self tend to arise and solidify, and then learn how to bring compassion and lightness to these moments.

Fees: $40; $36 current members; $32 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (See About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations.)

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
Keiryu Liên Shutt received dharma transmission from Zenkei Blanche Hartman in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition of Spirit Rock. She was a founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998. Her Soto Zen training began at Tassajara monastery where she lived from 2002-2005, after which she practiced monastically in Japan and Vietnam. Drawing from her monastic experiences, she endeavors to share ways in which the deep settledness of traditional practices can be brought into everyday life.