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Allowing Emptiness to Fill the Page: a Sitting & Writing Retreat with Beth Jacobs (online)

This workshop will be dedicated to writing practices that honor the Buddhist path.  We will practice techniques that illustrate the overlap between mindfulness training and expressive writing. Using material from the Abhidharma, Mahayana sutras and writings of Eihei Dogen, we will demonstrate how personal writing can enrich our study of the dharma and provide a […]

Allowing Emptiness to Fill the Page: a Sitting & Writing Retreat with Beth Jacobs (online)

This workshop will be dedicated to writing practices that honor the Buddhist path.  We will practice techniques that illustrate the overlap between mindfulness training and expressive writing. Using material from the Abhidharma, Mahayana sutras and writings of Eihei Dogen, we will demonstrate how personal writing can enrich our study of the dharma and provide a […]

Allowing Emptiness to Fill the Page: a Sitting & Writing Retreat with Beth Jacobs (online)

This workshop will be dedicated to writing practices that honor the Buddhist path.  We will practice techniques that illustrate the overlap between mindfulness training and expressive writing. Using material from the Abhidharma, Mahayana sutras and writings of Eihei Dogen, we will demonstrate how personal writing can enrich our study of the dharma and provide a […]

Allowing Emptiness to Fill the Page: a Sitting & Writing Retreat with Beth Jacobs (online)

This workshop will be dedicated to writing practices that honor the Buddhist path.  We will practice techniques that illustrate the overlap between mindfulness training and expressive writing. Using material from the Abhidharma, Mahayana sutras and writings of Eihei Dogen, we will demonstrate how personal writing can enrich our study of the dharma and provide a […]

One-day Sitting: Benefitting All Beings (at the Dharma Center)

In Buddhism, the four unlimited mental attitudes are loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. These attiudes are unlimited because the benefits thay bring to self and other can't be quantified; they are immeasurable. In this day of in-person sitting meditation practice, we will focus on these four immeasurables that teach all sentient beings and […]

One-day Sitting: Benefitting All Beings (at the Dharma Center)

In Buddhism, the four unlimited mental attitudes are loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. These attiudes are unlimited because the benefits thay bring to self and other can't be quantified; they are immeasurable. In this day of in-person sitting meditation practice, we will focus on these four immeasurables that teach all sentient beings and […]

One-day Sitting: Benefitting All Beings (at the Dharma Center)

In Buddhism, the four unlimited mental attitudes are loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. These attiudes are unlimited because the benefits thay bring to self and other can't be quantified; they are immeasurable. In this day of in-person sitting meditation practice, we will focus on these four immeasurables that teach all sentient beings and […]

One-day Sitting: Benefitting All Beings (at the Dharma Center)

In Buddhism, the four unlimited mental attitudes are loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. These attiudes are unlimited because the benefits thay bring to self and other can't be quantified; they are immeasurable. In this day of in-person sitting meditation practice, we will focus on these four immeasurables that teach all sentient beings and […]

Half-day Zazenkai, led by So-On Jim Hare (in-person OR online)

This sitting may be on Zoom rather than outdoors at the Dharma Center as recently planned. In addition to heightened concerns about Covid, we are experiencing poor air quality due to fires in the Sierra. If these conditions continue on Saturday, the sitting will be held via Zoom. Please call or send an email for […]

Half-day Zazenkai, led by So-On Jim Hare (in-person OR online)

This sitting may be on Zoom rather than outdoors at the Dharma Center as recently planned. In addition to heightened concerns about Covid, we are experiencing poor air quality due to fires in the Sierra. If these conditions continue on Saturday, the sitting will be held via Zoom. Please call or send an email for […]

Half-day Zazenkai, led by So-On Jim Hare (in-person OR online)

This sitting may be on Zoom rather than outdoors at the Dharma Center as recently planned. In addition to heightened concerns about Covid, we are experiencing poor air quality due to fires in the Sierra. If these conditions continue on Saturday, the sitting will be held via Zoom. Please call or send an email for […]

Half-day Sitting, led by So-On Jim Hare (in-person at the Dharma Center)

The schedule for this retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, and a short Dharma talk by Valley Streams Zen Sangha practice leader, So-On Jim Hare. Please bring a bag lunch if you would like to join us for a social lunch after the formal program. If this is your first time practicing with us or […]