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Accessing Ease in Practice: Working with the Five Hindrances (Class), CC 4/2 - 4/30

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
with Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the City Center dining room

Five Thursdays: April 2 - 30, 2015
7:30 - 9 pm

For Zen students, a weed is a treasure.  —Suzuki Roshi

Are you having difficulties in meditation? Obsessing on love or hate? Falling asleep, anxious, restless or agitated more often than calm while meditating? Doubting your practice, wondering whether it’s "right" for you or not?

The Five Hindrances are typical mind states which can impede development of concentration and mindfulness. In this class, we will explore classic and contemporary teachings on how to become aware of and work with these states, as well as cultivate their antidotes.

As this is a study and practice class, specific texts as well as meditation instructions will be presented which can be used to work with the hindrances in between classes.* Having the skills to be at ease in the midst of the hindrances will enrich your meditation, making it easier to bring the fruits of your practice into everyday life.

*As such, if you do not currently have an established practice, you are highly encouraged to first take the four-week Meditation Training course beginning on either January 2 or February 26, 2015.

Fees:
$100; $90 current SFZC members; $60 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (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 is a dharma heir of Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition. She was a founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998. Her Zen trainings began at Tassajara and then continued monastically in Japan and Vietnam for a year. While she has placed her trust and faith in Soto Zen, she continues to enjoy the deep silence of Insight practices and has completed retreats in America and Thailand. LiÍn is grateful to have right livelihood as a social worker. Please go to AccessToZen.org for info on her sitting group and other events.