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Seven-Day Sesshin at City Center, 3/22 - 3/28

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Ryushin Paul Haller (Urban Temple Dharma Teacher)
Winter 2015 Practice Period at City Center
01/21/2015 - 03/28/2015
led by Urban Temple Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller
Sunday, March 22 - Saturday, March 28, 2015

Eventbrite - One-Day Sitting (Sep/GGF)

Sesshin means to collect the heart-mind. Traditional Soto Zen meditation retreats include oryoki meals, daily dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, and private interviews with senior teachers.

Saturday, March 21: Evening orientation for sesshin
  • Oryoki instruction 5 pm
  • Dinner 6:30 pm
  • Orientation for all participants 7:30 pm
Meals are included in the cost of sesshin. However, to receive your meals, you will need an oryoki set. You may bring your own or rent an oryoki set for the duration of sesshin. If you would like to rent oryoki, please add the rent oryoki set fee to your reservation. To purchase your own oryoki set, contact the City Center Ino by email (ccino@sfzc.org).

Fees: $420; $378 current members; $336 limited income.
  • Optional overnight accommodations: $25 per night, shared room; contact the shika (guest manager) at ccshika@sfzc.org or call 415.354.0395.
  • Some partial scholarships available.
To Register: Please register by Wednesday, March 18, noon. Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).
  • If this is your first sesshin at City Center, please contact the ino (head of meditation hall) at 415.354.0391 or by email prior to registering.
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Ryushin Paul Haller (Urban Temple Dharma Teacher)
Ryushin Paul Haller is a dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman and has taught at Zen Center for over 20 years. He served as abiding abbot at City Center from 2003 to 2012, and remains at City Center as urban temple dharma teacher. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he teaches throughout the US and Europe and has led mindfulness programs to assist with depression and recovery. Paul has also taught in prisons and has a long involvement with the Zen Hospice Project. He has been practicing yoga for 25 years.