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Embracing Change: Zen and the Art of Creating a Life You Want, CC 7/12

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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
In the Midst of It: An Interview with Keiryu LiÍn Shutt on Embracing Change
with Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the Conference Center at 308 Page St.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
9:30 am - 4 pm

Are you at a point in your life in which you feel like it's time for a change, but you're not sure how to proceed?

Change can be hard. Especially a change that we haven't chosen at this time, such as job or relationship loss. Or perhaps this is a life-transition time. Maybe as you think of all the many possible ways to go, you begin to feel confused: "Shall I do what I've always wanted to do, or stay with what I know?" "Is it time to go toward my 'heart's desire,' or is it time to get more training?"

At times like these, teachings both from Zen Buddhism and from the motivational field can help us. Join Liên for a daylong workshop in which we will explore how to incorporate both meditative practices and behavior-change skills in order to:
  1. Find stability and centeredness so that you can be truly present and aware.
  2. Use tools to help you evaluate what you’re feeling "called" to do at this time in your life.
  3. Learn what may be keeping you from achieving.
  4. Discover tools to help you set and achieve goals.
Meditation and Buddhist practices along with evaluative and skill-building tools will be practiced in small and large groups. Plan for a day in which you will be engaged from the heart and with mindfulness.

The time for change has come into your life. Come see how you can learn to meet this with ease, grace and skill, and go towards the life that is waiting to be created by you!

Fees: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $64 limited income.
To Register: Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).
Although online sales have ended, space is still available. Call now or register at the door.


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Keiryu LiÍn Shutt
Rev. Keiryu LiÍn Shutt was ordained in 2005 with Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition of Spirit Rock. She was a founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998. Her Zen training began at Tassajara monastery, where she lived from 2002-2005. She then went to Asia for a year to practice monastically in Japan and Vietnam. While she has placed her trust and faith in Zen, she continues to enjoy the deep silence of Insight practices and has completed retreats in America and Thailand.

LiÍn is a social worker in San Francisco. She is a regular speaker at SFZC’s Queer Dharma and at East Bay Meditation Center’s LGBTQI/SGL and POC sanghas. She has been published in Once Upon A Dream: The Vietnamese-American Experience (San Jose Mercury News Books), Social Work Perspectives, The Mindfulness Bell, and Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism.