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Voices of Compassion: How Awakened Beings of the Past Can Inform Our Lives Today (Class), CC 1/27 - 3/17

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Anshin Rosalie Curtis
Jisan Tova Green
with Anshin Rosalie Curtis and Jisan Tova Green
Mondays, January 27 - March 17
(8 classes)
7:30 - 9 pm

The qualities we admire in awakened beings (bodhisattvas) of the past and present can inform and enliven our lives. Compassion, wisdom, focused activity and great vow—these qualities can encourage us to deepen our intention to live meaningful lives. In this class we will study Pema Chodron’s No Time to Lose, a commentary on Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva, and Taigen Dan Leighton’s Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and their Modern Expression. Through individual reflection and discussion we will relate these teachings to living fully and beneficially in today’s precious and challenging world.

Fees: $120; $108 current SFZC members; $96 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)

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Anshin Rosalie Curtis
Anshin Rosalie Curtis came to Zen Center for the first time on January 2, 1982 for a Saturday Dharma talk. She has held various staff and officer positions and was Zen Center's graphic designer for 10 years in the 1990s. She completed her shuso training as a lay practitioner in 2004, was ordained as a priest a year later, and received dharma transmission from Michael Wenger in 2011. Currently she is the tanto, head of practice, at City Center.

Jisan Tova Green
Jisan Tova Green, LCSW, is a resident practice leader at City Center. She currently serves as director of development for San Francisco Zen Center, and she also served recently as vice president and as City Center director. The co-founder of Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group, she received priest ordination from Eijun Linda Cutts in 2003. Tova received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and completed Smith's certificate program in Contemplative Social Work in 2008. Tova was a social worker at Hospice by the Bay until April 2011.