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Workshops & Retreats

Meditation in Recovery Daylong Retreat, GGF 11/1
with Ryotan Cynthia Kear
Saturday, November 1, 2014

This retreat will offer in-depth meditation instruction, periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, discussion and a 12-step meeting.

Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Spiritual Practice, GGF 11/9

In this one-day workshop, we will use mindfulness of the body to develop our capacity to be present with stuck survival energies without becoming overwhelmed by them.

Zen and Yoga: The Mind of Winter—A Retreat at the Solstice, GGF 12/20
with Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
Saturday, December 20, 2014

The word solstice derives from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still, to stop). At the solstices, the seasonal movement of the Sun's path (as seen from the perspective of Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction. Winter solstice means the Sun stands still in winter.

New Year's Retreat, 2014-2015, GGF 12/27-1/1
with Yo-on Jeremy Levie
at Green Gulch Farm
December 27 - January 1

This retreat held in the last days of the year offers a time of quiet and community, with a gentle schedule allowing for rest, reading, and walking to nearby Muir Beach and in the hills surrounding Green Gulch Farm.

The Simple Joy of Presence: Prajna Yoga and Zen Meditation, GGF 2/28 - 3/1
with Djuna Mascall and Jisan Anna Thorn
Saturday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1, 2015

A simple joy arises when we become present with the reality of our lives and return home to our bodies. This retreat will be a time to slow down and cultivate presence through the profound techniques of alignment-based yoga asana and pranayama, and Zen teachings on compassionate awareness.

Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety, GGF 3/14
with Dr. Lee Lipp and Jisho Lisa Hoffman
in the Wheelwright Center at Green Gulch Farm
Everyone is welcome.
(CEUs available—see note* below)

Aversion to anxiety is often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer. This workshop, taught from the perspectives of Zen and Mindfulness meditation practices, is supported by the latest neuroscience and psychological research.