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Spring 2015 Practice Period at Green Dragon Temple

Chinese Zen Ancestors

led by Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder
February 10 - April 7, 2015

To this day a visitor to South Peak Temple in Hunan Province will see a sign inscribed over the main gate announcing that one is entering an ancestor temple of the Soto Zen School (Cao-Dong). During this practice period we will honor the teachings of our Soto Zen Ancestors in China, beginning with the arrival of Bodhidharma from the West.

Practice period offers an excellent opportunity for beginning and more experienced students to join an intense period of residential practice, including daily zazen, lectures, classes, work, and close contact with teachers. We ask participants to commit to the entire period. Practice period includes two one-day sittings and concludes with a seven-day sesshin.

To Apply:
  • Please review the Practice Period Guidelines [Word] / [PDF] before submitting your application.
  • Complete a practice period application: [Word] / [PDF]. (See below for application fee.)
  • Deadline for applications:  Friday, December 12, 2014.
  • For questions or information, contact Myoyu Costelloe at 415.354.0427 or ggfabbessassist@sfzc.org.
  • Practice period fee: $1975. This fee is paid after acceptance through application. The notice of acceptance to the practice period will be accompanied by information on paying the fee.
  • Non-refundable application fee: $30. This fee can be paid by check or by using the Register Online button.   Eventbrite - One-Day Sitting (Sep/GGF)