June 23, 2013
1 - 4 pm
with Jody Greene and Shundo David Haye
Located at ZaZEN, 2219 Filbert Street, San Francisco view map
The Art of Attentiveness in Zen and Yoga
In the traditions of zen and vinyasa flow yoga, we are asked to attend to the finer details of our body, breath, and mind. We gather our attention and devote it with precision to the careful alignment of an asana, to the incessant fluctuations of our mind, or to the qualities of our inhale and exhale. These traditions offer us a koan or seeming paradox: we will ultimately find greater ease in all areas of our living, we are told, if we learn to direct our attention in this way. Come explore the arts of attention in an afternoon of sitting, breathwork, and movement.
Workshop sliding scale
Price includes one free week of yoga at Zazen.
Supporter contribution $40
Zen Center and ZaZEN member contribution $35
Sustaining contribution $30
To Register online, visit zazensf or call 415.806.6899
A San Francisco Zen Center program offered in partnership with ZaZEN Filbert Street.
Jody Greene has been a zen practitioner since 2001, practicing in both lay and monastic settings. She teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga and meditation at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. Jody Greene came to the practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga in 2002, initially with the sole intention of finding greater ease in her meditation practice. She got more than she bargained for, and now teaches yoga and meditation both privately and at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. Her first love remains hands-on assisting, which she is blessed to practice and teach in classes, workshops, and trainings around the world for her teacher, Janet Stone. Her other root teachers of yoga include Aimee Nitzberg and Mark Stephens. In 2001, Jody began studying Zen Buddhism at Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, and has practiced in both lay and monastic settings throughout the past decade under inspired teachers Daijaku Kinst and Ryushin Paul Haller. She has taught meditation to yogis at the Esalen Yoga Festival and yoga to meditators at the San Francisco Zen Center, and she was a presenter at the 2012 Wanderlust Festival at Squaw Valley. In the interstices, she is Professor of Literature, Feminist Studies, and the History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz.
Shundo David Haye came from England to Zen Center to begin his practice in 2000. Since then he has lived at City Center and Tassajara, following the traditional monastic training path. He has served as work leader at Tassajara, tenzo (head of the kitchen) and ino (head of the meditation hall) at City Center, and currently holds the position of director at City Center. He was ordained as a priest in 2009 by Ryushin Paul Haller, and was head monk at Tassajara last fall. He helps to run the Young Urban Zen group in the city, maintained the Ino’s Blog for more than two years, and is deeply interested in spreading the dharma widely for the benefit of all beings.