The Way of Tenderness – Online Course with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, who is leading our 1-day sitting on Saturday, June 3rd, is also offering a four-week online course on The Way of Tenderness. 

Zenju Zenju shares with us that liberation is possible. Rather than examining race, gender, and sexuality as separate entities, she explores them as integral in relation to awakening, encouraging us to look to the interrelationships among us.

The course begins on June 5, 2017.
All sessions will be recorded so you can listen at your convenience any time.
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Practice Talk(s) by Doralee and Oscar

There is a slight change to the calendar for Monday, February 6.  Two sangha members, Doralee Grindler Katonah and Oscar Balaguer, will share their experiences while attending the recent 3-week winter intensive practice period at Green Gulch Farm. The “Intensive” is led by Senior Dharma teacher Reb Anderson every January.

January 5th Morning Zazen CANCELED

Oops.  Valley Streams Zen Sangha will NOT be offering morning meditation on Thursday, January 5th due to installation of our new HVAC system. We will be open NEXT WEEK at 6 a.m., January 12.  Join us then for 2 periods of zazen and service, followed by informal tea at 7:20 am.