Upcoming Events

Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Life Challenges

Topic:  Mindfulness - Harmony - Sress management
Event Date:  August 20, 2020
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Tassajara
RSVP URL:  http://example.com

Additional Information:

One essential teaching of Buddhism is that we all encounter suffering. The aim of this retreat is to practice recognizing, relating to, and interrupting habitual conditionings that hinder us from simply being with our experience. We will practice uncovering the natural state of a quieted mind and slowing down enough to see what is actually happening. Rather than avoiding difficult experiences and emotions ━ including mood states such as anxiety ━ we can choose to befriend them with kindness, mindfulness, and compassion, that lead to greater ease, well-being, satisfaction, and connectedness. This retreat at Tassajara in beautiful Carmel Valley includes guided meditations, neuroscience research, and psychotherapeutic strategies, and is appropriate for new and experienced meditators. Co-lead by Lisa Hoffman and Paul Irving. Thursday, August 20, 2020-Sunday, August 23, 2020. Fee TBD.

Class: What Is the Most Important Thing?

Topic:  Wisdom and priorities
Event Date:  TBD
Start Time: 7:30 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm
Location:  San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page St., San Francisco 94102
RSVP URL:  TBD

Additional Information:

An interactive and experiential exploration of San Francisco Zen Center founder Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi’s teachings in Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, which frequently mention “the most important thing” and “the most important point.” Please be part of this 4 week class during the summer of 2019 – we will apply the core class question to what we actually prioritize in our day-to-day actions. Included in our study will be related Buddhist precepts and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as touchstones and tools for embodying this ancient wisdom in our modern lives. We will look at what we have explored in relationship to our own experience: What is the most important thing? How do we hold true to it in navigating relationships, work, self-care, these charged political and cultural times…? Date TBD.

Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Life Challenges

Topic:  Mindfulness - Harmony - Sress management
Event Date:  August 20, 2020
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm
Location:  Tassajara
RSVP URL:  http://example.com

Additional Information:

One essential teaching of Buddhism is that we all encounter suffering. The aim of this retreat is to practice recognizing, relating to, and interrupting habitual conditionings that hinder us from simply being with our experience. We will practice uncovering the natural state of a quieted mind and slowing down enough to see what is actually happening. Rather than avoiding difficult experiences and emotions ━ including mood states such as anxiety ━ we can choose to befriend them with kindness, mindfulness, and compassion, that lead to greater ease, well-being, satisfaction, and connectedness. This retreat at Tassajara in beautiful Carmel Valley includes guided meditations, neuroscience research, and psychotherapeutic strategies, and is appropriate for new and experienced meditators. Co-lead by Lisa Hoffman and Paul Irving. Thursday, August 20, 2020-Sunday, August 23, 2020. Fee TBD.