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Mindfulness and Zen (CC Class)

with Keiryu Liên Shutt
City Center

Four Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Spring 2014 class     
May 22 - June 12

Summer 2014 class
  
August 7 - 28
(Although online sales have ended, space is still available. Please call 415.475.9362 during business hours or register at the door with cash or check.)

“Mindfulness” is part of our everyday lexicon now. But what does it mean in the context of Buddhist teachings and practices? And how is it a part of Zen?

We will explore various ways of understanding and practicing mindfulness by studying texts such as Dogen’s “The Four Abodes of Reflection/Mindfulness” and the Pali teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, along with other writings (such as koans) referring to specific teachings within the Four Foundations that address consciousness or how we process our experiences.

This class will include various kinds of meditation instructions, along with reflective exercises—for use both “on the cushion/chair” and in our everyday lives.

Join us in exploring how our heart/mind works and how to access the natural openness, clarity and ease that is always available to us.

Fees: $60; $54 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)

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).