Deep Presence

How often are we really present for what is happening in any one moment? Distractibility interferes with our ability to listen, to focus, to respond, and to feel fully alive. This course in the cultivation of attention without tension is offered regularly at the Zen Center, taught by Shinge Roshi, Roko Sherry Chayat. Six evening classes include meditation instruction and practice, group discussion, and light refreshments. 

The fee is $150; a sliding scale rate is available for students, seniors, and those with limited income.

About the Course

Anxiety about the economy, world events, job-related stress, and family issues can take a toll on our physical and mental health. We may not be able to control our outer circumstances, but we can develop inner peace and resilience.

The class includes instruction in sitting and walking meditation with an awareness of breath and posture, helping participants to enter into deep relaxation. Group discussion focuses on how we can break free of old patterns and cultivate our innate wisdom and compassion, no matter how difficult the circumstances of our lives.

This course will meet once a week from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

See "Upcoming Events" section on the Programs and Events page for dates of the next offering.