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Fall 2015 Practice Period at ZaZen with Valorie Beer: Ethical Practice


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Fall 2015 Practice Period at ZaZen: Ethical Practice
October 10 - December 13, 2015
With Valorie Beer

ZaZen invites you to a two-month in-depth study of ethical practice in a world of greed, hate and delusion. This practice period will begin and end with a half-day meditation, and include classes, discussions and individual meetings with teachers to explore the concepts and practicalities of ethical living. Practice period will end with four day silent retreat.

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Guests: $250 + optional retreat fees ($250-$400)

Members: $125 + optional retreat fess ($250-$400)

Limited Income Donation Option Available

Weekly Unguided ZaZen Times
Monday-Friday: 6:30am, 2:30pm, 5:35pm

Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 am

Schedule of Offerings

  • Saturday, October 10, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Half-day sitting, following by practice period opening
  • Sunday, October 11, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: First group study meeting
  • Sunday, October 18, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Meditation Instruction
  • Sunday, October 18, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Class: Dealing with Strong Emotions and Difficult Situations
  • Sunday, October 18, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Second group study meeting
  • Sunday, November 8, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Meditation Instruction
  • Sunday, November 8, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Class: The Practice of Lovingkindness
  • Sunday, November 8, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Third group study meeting
  • Saturday, November 14, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Half-day sitting
  • Saturday, December 5, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Meditation Instruction
  • Saturday, December 5, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Class: Practice in Everyday Life
  • Thursday-Sunday, December 10-13: Four-day retreat and practice period closing

Practice discussions with teacher: Available throughout the practice period by appointment

Suggested Readings:
Teachings on Love, Thich Nhat Hanh
Mind of Clover, Robert Aitken
Heart of Being, John Daido Loori
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Chogyam Trungpa
Hooked! Stephanie Kaza