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Tokuden Shinki Mark Lancaster
Interview: Shamatha Means Dwelling in Tranquility
led by Mark Lancaster
in the Buddha Hall at 300 Page Street

Select Sundays in 2015, 9 am - 4 pm

March 8   [CANCELED]
October 25   [CANCELED]

Meditation is a combination of shamatha (calm abiding) and vipassana (insight). Shamatha practice helps tune our bodies and minds to aspects of ease, joy and abiding in the moment.

Let's explore guided relaxation exercises, stretching and periods of gentle meditation. Although we will focus on Shamatha practice, we will also discuss the various programs San Francisco Zen Center offers and how these meditative skills and training can be made available to us at work and home.

Lunch: We welcome you to bring your vegetarian lunch into our dining room or eat in our courtyards during the lunch break.

Fees: $50; $45 current members; $40 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

To Register: Use the Register Online button above (available soon). Or call our toll-free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

Related Bio(s):

Tokuden Shinki Mark Lancaster
Tokuden Shinki Mark Lancaster has been practicing at San Francisco Zen Center since 1988. Mark was Shuso in 1997, ordained by Michael Wenger in 2002 and received Dharma Transmission from Michael Wenger in 2006. He is currently the Director of People Development.