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Accessing Ease in Practice: Working with the Five Hindrances (Class), CC 1/30 - 3/20

with Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the City Center Buddha Hall

Thursdays, January 30 - March 20, 2014
(8 classes)
7:30 - 9 pm

For Zen students, a weed is a treasure.
—Suzuki Roshi

Are you having difficulties in meditation? Obsessing on love or hate? Falling asleep, anxious, restless or agitated more often than calm while meditating? Doubting your practice, wondering whether it’s "right" for you or not?

The Five Hindrances are typical mind states which can impede development of concentration and mindfulness. In this class, we will explore classic and contemporary teachings on how to become aware of and work with these states, as well as cultivate their antidotes.

As this is a study and practice class, specific texts as well as meditation instructions will be presented which can be used to work with the hindrances in between classes. Having the skills to be at ease in the midst of the hindrances will enrich your meditation, making it easier to bring the fruits of your practice into everyday life.

Fees: $120; $108 current SFZC members; $96 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)

To Register: Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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