Saturdays in 2015 (9 am - 1:15 pm)
April 11, led by Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler
August 8, led by Yo-on Jeremy Levie
November 14, led by (TBD)
A gentle introduction for beginning sitters. The morning will include instruction in sitting meditation (zazen) and walking meditation (kinhin), followed by alternating brief periods of zazen (20-25 minutes) and kinhin (10-15 minutes), and discussion with the leader. The morning concludes with lunch, which provides the opportunity for more informal conversation.
Fee: $30, $27 current SFZC members, $24 limited income. Some partial scholarships available; see below. Lunch is included. About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations
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Yo-on Jeremy Levie
Yo-on Jeremy Levie currently serves as head of practice (tanto) for Green Dragon Temple at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, where he offers talks, works individually with students, and leads sittings, classes and study groups. Prior to being tanto, he served as director at Green Gulch from 2009 to 2012. He has trained in residence at San Francisco Zen Center since 1995, having lived at each of the Center’s three temples. He was ordained by Eijun Linda Cutts in 2005 and trained as head monk (shuso) in 2009. In addition to his service on the SFZC Board of Directors, Jeremy has also served on the Board of the Marin Interfaith Council. Jeremy studied philosophy and theater at Yale University and trained as a teacher of Motion Theater improvisation. He continues to be interested in the intersection of Zen practice with Western thought and culture, and co-leads retreats on the meeting of Zen with other disciplines. He currently lives with his wife, Meg, and daughter, Elizabeth, at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.