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.
During the winter we naturally seek time for quiet reflection. We invite you to join us for a morning of sitting and walking meditation.
6:40 Set up and Arrival
6:45 Optional Meditation Instruction
7:00 Welcome and Working with Koans 7:20 Meditation (25 min each) interspersed with Walking Meditation (5 min each). Sosan is available for those who wish to meet with a teacher. 10:00 Break
10:10 Tea, Snack, Dharma Talk & Discussion
12:00 Close 12:15 Walk to lunch at Sizzling Tandoor
COST: $40.00 Invite a friend to come for an intro to Zen practice (free)
Meditation instruction offered at 6:45am
Please pay at the door with check or cash. No one turned away for lack of funds.
BRING: Zafu and zabuton. Chairs provided.
PLACE: Unitarian Universalist Congregation 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA