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Classes & Extended Courses

Study Class Fees

Fees vary based on number of class meetings, but the basic fee is $20 per class meeting, with a reduced fee for members and those with limited income.

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Click here for information on the following extended courses:

Coming of Age Program 2014-2015
Contemplative Caregiver Course 2014


Buddhism in Japan (Class), GGF 4/28 - 6/2
with Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler
Six Tuesdays: April 28 - June 2, 2015

As we develop our unique "American Buddhism" at places like Green Gulch, it is useful to look back to past transformations the Buddhist tradition has undergone in its long history of encounter with new cultures.


Introduction to Buddhism (Class), GGF 5/3 - 6/7
with Shokuchi Carrigan
Six Sunday mornings: May 3 - June 7, 2015

This class will unfold some of the essentials of Buddhism, including the core teachings, basic practices and historical evolution of the tradition.


The Perfection of Practice in the Zen Tradition (Class), GGF 7/5 - 8/9
with Monshin Albert Kutchins
Six Sunday mornings: July 5 - August 9, 2015

It can be one thing to study Zen, and quite another to actualize it in how we live our lives.


Dharma Gate of Repose and Bliss: A Playful and Practical Exploration of Zazen Posture (Class), GGF 7/7 - 8/11
with Erin Merk
Six Tuesdays: July 7 - August 11, 2015

Exploring a variety of perspectives on posture through texts, visual tools and our own present-moment attunement, we will engage in a series of weekly body-mind inquiries, including at-home explorations, to invite sensitivity and awaken the mysterious and inconceivable experience of harmonious posture.


Embodying the Heart Sutra: All Five Skandhas Are Empty (Class), GGF 7/13 - 8/10
with Furyu Nancy Schroder
Five Mondays: July 13 - August 10, 2015

In this class we will use the Buddha's teaching on the division of the "self" into five "heaps," or skandhas, as a framework for studying the "self," as we learn to see how there really isn't any such thing at all . . . or is there?