The Pearl in the Dragon's Mouth: Zen Teachings on Impermanence, Loss, and Death, CC 4/1

With Dojin Sarah Emerson and Hondo Dave Rutschman
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street

Saturday, April 1, 10 am – 6 pm     

Explore the possibilities for healing, courage, and transformation that exist right in the center of our painful experiences of grief and loss.

For most of us, life includes loss: the death of a loved one, aging, our own experiences of illness and mortality. No matter how painful or unwelcome the losses in our lives may be, they are often pivotal junctures in our growth and spiritual development, and often the ground for some of our most profound transformations. But our busy lives often do not leave much room for exploring the complexities of how losses impact us, and how they shape our capacity to wholeheartedly engage with our experience of being human. In this one day retreat, we will come together to explore our particular stories of loss in light of Zen teachings, traditions and ceremonies that address interconnectedness, impermanence, loss and change. Everyone is invited to bring an item or photo that represents their loss for an altar we will create together.

Fee: $100; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income.

  • Fee includes lunch, snacks, and tea.
  • Includes afternoon tea.
  • Some partial scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

To Register: Use the Register Online button above, or call our toll-free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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