CityZen is a western style Chan/Zen practice and koan center in the Pacific Zen School led by Rachel Mansfield-Howlett Roshi. Our form of Chan includes a mix of traditional and revitalized practices that open the way to discovering the joy and connection that resides underneath this life. We offer beginning instruction as well as programs that support you all along the way. Everyone is welcome – all faiths, genders, ethnicities, or sexual preference.
Saturday Morning Half-Day Retreat with Rachel Mansfield-Howlett, Roshi
July 13, 2013
7:00am-12:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA COST: $40.00
Part-time: Donation only, for those attending an hour or two.
Invite a friend to come (for free) for Introduction to Zen practice. Please pay at the door with check or cash. No one turned away for lack of funds.
BRING: Zafu and zabuton. Chairs provided.
RESERVATIONS: Gary Brandt: email@example.com SCHEDULE: 6:40am Set up and arrival 7:00-7:30 Introduction to Meditation and Koans 7:30-9:30 4 sitting periods (25 min each) interspersed with walking meditation 9:30-10:30 Tea, snack, Dharma talk & discussion 10:30-10:40 Break 10:40-12:00 Continued sitting/walking 12:00-12:15 Close 12:15-1:15 Walk to lunch at Sizzling Tandoor Sanzen (meetings with teacher) will be offered during meditation periods.
Sitting together in this way is always a nice boost for our practice and the sangha as a whole. We hope you will join us.