May

7Tue

Beginner's Zen/Koan Meditation Class

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Pacific Zen Institute: Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center - Santa Rosa, CA
825 Sonoma Avenue

Tue, May 7, 2019 at 1:00 AM - 7:00 AM

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Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center is the Santa Rosa branch of Pacific Zen Institute, a nonprofit organization and community in the Rinzai Zen tradition. We embrace koan practice (what is a koan? (https://www.pacificzen.org/koan-practice/)), creativity, and real life. Our mission is to create a culture of transformation through meditation, koans, conversation, and the arts. On the first Monday of each month, the Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center holds a brief and free Introduction to Meditation class. It's just an hour, but that's enough to get started and try it out. In this class, you will learn from a long-time meditator and student of Rinzai Zen Buddhism how to meditate using a koan. Koans are ancient tools for transforming the heart-mind. They can be a phrase, a piece of a poem, an impossible scenario, or a conversation between a student and teacher that often happened hundreds to a thousand years ago. Koan meditation is a deep way to transform your life and trust yourself. It can give you ways to face your life circumstances with more ease. It can help you live the life you have. Click these links for more info on koans (https://www.pacificzen.org/koan-practice/) and meditation (https://www.pacificzen.org/meditation/#SittingMeditation)! Group meditation and our regular Monday night program begins at 7pm, and you are welcome to stay and join. Free and open to anyone, not just beginners. For more information email santarosazen@gmail.com. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This program, as well as all other programs at Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center, is offered at no charge, but donations are gladly welcome and help a lot (we are a growing non-profit organization)! At the Pacific Zen Institute we welcome people of all backgrounds, colors, genders, religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. This is a safe space.