Meditation 2.0: Accessing Ease with the Five Hindrances (class)

With Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the City Center Buddha Hall

  October 12 – November 16
Six Thursdays, 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 practicing is “right” for you or not?
The Five Hindrances are typical mind-heart 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 the cultivation of 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.

*We highly encourage taking the four-week Meditation Training course offered September 7 – 28 first if you do not currently have an established practice.

Fee: $120; $108, current SFZC members; $72, limited income. 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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