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Regular Drop-in Offerings

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Mindfulness Practice Group
Monthly on a Saturday, 9:00-11:30am (check calendar) Appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators alike, our monthly drop-in group features meditation, teaching, experientials, and discussion. A friendly and welcoming space in which to learn and explore our inner landscape. Join us, and bring a friend!

Drop-in Sunrise Sittings

• Tuesdays, 8:00-8:30am (8:25 optional Sutra chant)
• Thursdays, 8:00-8:30am (8:25 optional Sutra chant)
• Saturdays, 9:00-9:30am (9:25 optional Sutra chant) 
Drop-in Sunset Sittings

• Tuesdays, 5:00-5:30pm (5:25 optional Sutra chant)
• Thursdays, 5:00-5:30pm (5:25 optional Sutra chant)

Beginners' Meditation Instruction

Basic instruction in simple Zen meditation (zazen) or mindfulness meditation is available 30 minutes before a scheduled sitting, upon request. Just ask!

All our regular open sittings and the practice group are drop-in offerings, via Zoom, no registration required.
There is no attached fee; donations gratefully accepted (see Contact page for donation info).

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Plan Ahead! Coming Soon:

Archetypes of Healing: Six Faces of Self-Compassion
Six Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, September 7 – October 12, 2021, via Zoom, $125
This engaging series expands our self-awareness and self-compassion by introducing a fascinating and ancient framework, the spiritual archetypes of the bodhisattvas (angelic helpers in Buddhism). Together, we'll learn about their primary spiritual energies and the parts of us that they each represent. Each week, we'll explore one of these figures, practice with them in our meditations, and strengthen both our awareness of, and the connections to, these sacred parts of ourselves.
[NOTE: All virtual classes will be recorded, so even if you're unable to join us "live," all class content is made available to participants.]
Good food for the head and the heart!

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• Our regular zazenkai ("to come together for meditation") is a simple three-hour immersion in group mindfulness practice. It features a few periods each of both sitting and walking meditation, a short teaching talk, and a little break half-way through. Simple, easy, friendly, quiet. Check the calendar for the next one!

• Our silent Half-day Meditation Retreats are six hours in length and feature sitting meditation, walking meditation, a short dharma teaching talk, and the option of meeting one-to-one with the teacher (dokusan). Appropriate for beginners and experienced contemplative alike, these simple retreats are user-friendly, restorative, and often profound.



Classes on meditation, Zen, and contemplative spirituality are offered throughout the year on Tuesday evenings. Check the calendar for details.
Past & recurring classes include:
• Creative Mindfulness
• Archetypes of Healing: Six Faces for Self-Compassion
• Fishing for Fallen Light: An Honest Exploration of Right Relationship
• From Suffering to Joy: Living the Four Noble Truths
• Relating to Authority
• The Heart of Zen: Emptiness as Life
• The Importance of the Heart Sutra
• The Zen of Eihei Dogen
• The Song of Zazen
[NOTE: All virtual classes will be recorded, so even if you're unable to join us "live," all class content is made available to participants.]

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