San Francisco Zen Center is pleased to bring you these programs created specifically for the online community. Watch this space for additional offerings as they are added.
Encountering the Teachings
Six-week online course
With Jiryu Rutschman-Byler
September 12 – October 25
Interactive video calls with Jiryu on September 13 and 27, October 11 and 25, Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT
This interactive on-line course will introduce to those newer to Buddhism, or review for those more established in the practice, the major insights that have developed over the long course of the history of Buddhism. These core principles will be presented in clear and accessible terms, but not just to reach an abstract understanding of the tradition—the overriding aim of the course will be to explore and open ourselves to the practical application of these insights in our meditation and daily life. For more information, please visit our course page.
Fees: $159; $143 current SFZC members; $127 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. Sign-ups are open through October 11.
To Register: Use the Register Online button above to access the registration page. Or call our toll-free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.
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Meditation in Recovery
Four-week online introductory class
With Tim W and Steven T
Website opens Monday, October 23
Interactive online sessions every Thursday at 6:00 pm PDT: October 26, November 2, November 9, November 16
This four-week online introductory class will be based on the two rich traditions of twelve-step recovery and Soto Zen Buddhism both of which address the suffering caused by craving. While Buddhist practice is not a substitute for recovery, it can enhance and deepen the journey of recovery. This class is offered to people of all levels of both traditions. We will explore the profound similarities between these two disciplines and how they intertwine and deepen each other, enhancing our lives and the decisions we are faced with living in an addictive society.
Tim W received priest ordination in 2013 and has completed the Shogaku Priest Ongoing Training (SPOT) program. A member of the Meditation in Recovery Steering Committee, he has facilitated Meditation in Recovery meetings at City Center for many years and has led Meditation in Recovery retreats at City Center and Green Gulch Farm.
Steven T is a licensed psychotherapist and certified addiction specialist and is the co-founder of a foundation that focuses on creating and delivering therapy and services in the areas of recovery and life transitions. Steven has been studying and practicing Buddhism for more than 20 years. He was ordained by Dairyu Michael Wenger and served as shuso in 2013.
Fees: $99; $89 current SFZC members; $79 limited income.
To Register: Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll-free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.