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Company Time: A Buddhist Retreat for People in the Business World

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Zoketsu Norman Fischer (Senior Dharma Teacher)
Steve Gross
Marc Lesser
ARobin Orden
10 am - 5 pm
in the yurt at Green Gulch Farm

Remaining Saturdays in 2014

Eventbrite - Company Time: A Buddhist Retreat for People Working in the Business World (Sept/GGF)    September 6
with Norman Fischer and Mark Lesser

Eventbrite - Company Time: A Buddhist Retreat for People Working in the Business World (Dec/GGF)    December 20
with Norman Fischer and (TBA)

Saturdays in 2015 (online registration coming soon)
March 21 with Norman Fischer and Marc Lesser
June 27 with Marc Lesser and (TBA)
September 12 with Norman Fischer and Marc Lesser
December 12 with Norman Fischer and Marc Lesser


Company Time, begun in 1996, is a gathering of people from diverse professions and occupations, and all realms of private, corporate, government, for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Company Time retreats do not propose easy solutions, but do provide time and tools to address our questions in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality. Based on the ethical precepts of Mahayana Buddhism, we share insights and ideas on how we can bring a spirit of honesty, integrity and clarity from our spiritual practice into our workplaces and provide support for each other to take up our livelihoods in a wholehearted way.

Our schedule includes light yoga, gentle meditation, teachings, large and small group discussions, and time to enjoy a walk at Green Gulch Farm. Newcomers to Buddhist practice are welcome.

Fees: $85; current members: $76; limited income: $68. Lunch and tea are included. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations.)

To Register: Use the Register Online button above for the date you wish to attend. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

For additional information please contact Green Gulch Farm. Or contact ARobin Orden.


Related Bio(s):

Zoketsu Norman Fischer (Senior Dharma Teacher)
Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet, priest, and a former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center. He is founder and teacher of the Everyday Zen Foundation dedicated to sharing Zen teaching and practice widely with the world.

Steve Gross
Steve Gross has worked as a financial planner for more than 25 years. His Buddhist practice began in 1994 and he has been a student of Zoketsu Norman Fischer since attending Company Time in 1996. He received lay ordination from Norman in 2006 and is an active member of the Everday Zen community.

Marc Lesser
Marc Lesser is the CEO and a co-founder of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), a company dedicated to promoting world peace through transforming organizational culture and supporting the development of enlightened leaders worldwide. The core program, developed at Google, offers training in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence grounded in science.

ARobin Orden
ARobin Orden is a Senior Management Analyst with the City of Berkeley, currently in Public Works, and formerly in Finance as well as an Assistant to the Mayor. She was ordained as a Zen priest in 2008 by Norman Fischer.