with Konin Melissa Cardenas
Five Tuesdays: June 24 - July 22
7:30 - 8:50 pm
Zen practice is grounded in the embodied experience of the present moment as it is. Yet the tradition of Zen has embraced a variety of forms of ritualized expression. What is the meaning of this?
This class will explore the ways in which we find expression through ritual. We will study ritual as an expression of community, gratitude and understanding. Short readings will be provided in class, and will be taken from a variety of Zen texts. Fees:
$75; $67 current SFZC members; $60 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations
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Konin Melissa Cardenas
Konin began the practice of Zen meditation in 1987, and was ordained a Soto Zen priest in Japan by Sekkei Harada Roshi in 2007. She lived at Tassajara and City Center for several years. Shosan Victoria Austin is her senior practice leader. Currently Konin is the leader of the SFZC group Dharma en Español, and co-chair of the SFZC Cultural Awareness and Inclusivity Committee. She works as a spiritual care counselor at Pathways Home Health and Hospice in Oakland, California. She is also an amateur calligrapher and sumi-e painter.