The Practice of Samadhi in Zen and Yoga, GGF
With Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
in the Yurt
Sunday, June 30, 9 am – 5 pm
The Sanskrit word Samādhi refers to a state of mind that is calm, stable, and alert. Samādhi is the eighth limb of Yoga, described by Patanjali in The Yoga Sutra, and was taught by Shakyamuni Buddha as the eighth step in the Eightfold Noble Path. Yogis in both traditions have taught practices which cultivate the mind and body of Samādhi.
In this daylong Zen and Yoga retreat, we will practice yoga postures (asana), sitting meditation (Zazen) and meditative walking in the beautiful Green Gulch garden, giving close attention to the subtle aspects of body and breath in each of these practices realizing mind and body as one harmonious functioning.
All levels of practitioners are welcome, including those new to yoga or meditation.
Fee: $90; $81 current SFZC members; $72 limited income. Fee includes lunch. Some partial scholarships available.
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