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Spring 2015 Practice Period at Green Dragon Temple

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Eijun Linda Cutts (Central Abbess)
Furyu Nancy Schroeder (Abiding Abbess, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center)
Seven-Day Sesshin at Green Gulch, 3/29 - 4/5
03/29/2015 - 04/05/2015
Chinese Zen Ancestors

led by Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder
February 10 - April 7, 2015

To this day a visitor to South Peak Temple in Hunan Province will see a sign inscribed over the main gate announcing that one is entering an ancestor temple of the Soto Zen School (Cao-Dong). During this practice period we will honor the teachings of our Soto Zen Ancestors in China, beginning with the arrival of Bodhidharma from the West.

Practice period offers an excellent opportunity for beginning and more experienced students to join an intense period of residential practice, including daily zazen, lectures, classes, work, and close contact with teachers. We ask participants to commit to the entire period. Practice period includes two one-day sittings and concludes with a seven-day sesshin. Please review the Practice Period Guidelines [Word] / [PDF] before submitting your application.

Practice Period Fee: $1,975

To Apply:
  • Download a Practice Period Application [Word] / [PDF].
  • Application Fee: $30. The application fee can be paid by check or through Eventbrite by using the ticket table below.
  • Deadline for Applications:  Friday, December 12, 2014.
For questions or information, contact Myoyu Costelloe at 415.354.0427 or ggfabbessassist@sfzc.org.

[Ticket table coming soon.]

Related Bio(s):

Eijun Linda Cutts (Central Abbess)
Eijun Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971, was ordained as a priest in 1975, and has resided at Green Gulch Farm since 1993. In 1996 Linda received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson. Having served as Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007, she was appointed Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in 2010, and Central Abbess of SFZC in 2014. She continues to teach and lead practice periods and retreats at Tassajara, Green Gulch, Mexico, Italy and elsewhere, and has been leading Yoga-Zen retreats and workshops for many years.

Furyu Nancy Schroeder (Abiding Abbess, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center)
A resident of Zen Center for over 35 years, in 2014 Furyu Nancy Schroeder became abiding abbess at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, where she lives with her partner, Dr. Grace Dammann, and their daughter, Sabrina. Fu has held most of the monastic positions at Zen Center and has been an active supporter of programs for children, people of color, the gay and lesbian community, and the interfaith community. In 2008 she was elected to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame, and in 2010 she was appointed to the Board of the Marin Community Foundation. She received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1999.