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The Warm Ocean of Zen: An Exploration of City Center Forms, CC 9/21

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
with Keiryu Liên Shutt
Saturday, September 21, 2013
1 - 4 pm

“I will try to do it" is you are hesitating.
"I will do it" is like to jump into the ocean. 
    —Suzuki Roshi

Curious about the “doings” at City Center? Wonder what those forms and rituals are about? Come jump into the warm ocean of Soto Zen form practices with this workshop! This half-day explores the ways Soto Zen practice is carried out in a temple setting. These are called "forms." Contextual, practical, mindful and communal aspects of basic forms such as comportment, bowing, chanting, and walking meditation will be presented, discussed and bodily experienced.

Come try out the various forms you see around City Center, and bring your questions. You too can learn to “swim” in the warmth of our forms and rituals!

Open to all. Beginner’s mind/heart always welcomed.

Fee: $30; $27, current SFZC members; $24, limited income. Some partial scholarships available; see About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.

To Register: Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
Rev. Keiryu LiÍn Shutt was ordained in 2005 with Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition of Spirit Rock. She was a founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998. Her Zen training began at Tassajara monastery, where she lived from 2002-2005. She then went to Asia for a year to practice monastically in Japan and Vietnam. While she has placed her trust and faith in Zen, she continues to enjoy the deep silence of Insight practices and has completed retreats in America and Thailand.

LiÍn is a social worker in San Francisco. She is a regular speaker at SFZC’s Queer Dharma and at East Bay Meditation Center’s LGBTQI/SGL and POC sanghas. She has been published in Once Upon A Dream: The Vietnamese-American Experience (San Jose Mercury News Books), Social Work Perspectives, The Mindfulness Bell, and Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism.