The Practice of Samadhi in Zen and Yoga, GGF
With Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
in Still Water Hall at Green Gulch Farm
PLEASE NOTE: Green Gulch is open and accessible during Highway 1 closure due to road repairs.
Take Highway 1 from 101 as usual, then follow detour signs onto Panoramic Highway and left onto Muir Woods Road. At the intersection of Muir Woods Road and Highway 1, take a left. GO AROUND "Road Closed" signs just past the Pelican Inn, and proceed to the Green Gulch Farm driveway going Southbound on Highway 1.
Samadhi is the eighth limb of Yoga, described by Patanjali in The Yoga Sutra, and was taught by Shakyamuni Buddha in his Eightfold Noble Path. The Sanskrit word samadhi refers to a state of consciousness which is calm, stable, and concentrated. Yogis in both traditions have practiced samadhi and have taught practices which help to develop the mind and body of samadhi.
In this daylong Zen and Yoga retreat, we will practice yoga postures (asana) and sitting meditation (zazen), as well as meditative walking (kinhin) in the beautiful Green Gulch garden, giving special attention to the subtle aspects of body and breath in each of these practices, bringing mind and body together into one harmonious functioning.
All levels of practitioners are welcome, including those new to yoga or meditation.
Fee: $90; $81 current SFZC members; $72 limited income.
- Fee includes a delicious organic lunch cooked in the Green Gulch kitchen.
- Some partial scholarships available.
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