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Meditation in Recovery Daylong Retreat at Green Gulch Farm

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Ko Shin Steven Tierney
Ryotan Cynthia Kear
2015 Dates at Green Gulch Farm

Sunday, July 19    
10 am - 5 pm
with Ko Shin Steven Tierney

Sunday, September 27    
10 am - 5 pm
with Ryotan Cynthia Kear

This retreat will offer in-depth meditation instruction, periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, discussion and a 12-step meeting. There will also be time to explore the beauty of the Green Gulch gardens and grounds. This daylong respite from the busyness of our lives and the city is appropriate for both newcomers (to recovery and/or to Buddhism) and seasoned practitioners. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing. The weather at Green Gulch may be cooler and/or wetter than in the city, so please be prepared with extra layers.

Please bring a bag lunch.

Fees: $65; $58 current SFZC members; $52 limited income. Some partial scholarships available.

Registration: Use the Register Online button next to the date you would like to attend. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.

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Related Bio(s):

Ko Shin Steven Tierney
Steven Tierney, EdD, LPCC is Professor of Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. A licensed psychotherapist and certified addiction specialist, he is the co-founder of the San Francisco Mindfulness Foundation, 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.

Ryotan Cynthia Kear
Cynthia Kear (Ho Ryu Ryo Tan) has been practicing Zen Buddhism for over 25 years and received dharma transmission from her heart teacher, Darlene Cohen, in 2010. Cynthia teaches throughout the Bay area, especially from her home temple.