If you are new to Zen or our center, this is the day for you! If you are a regular, have no fear because this day is also still geared for you too!
Our usual Saturday session with mild modifications to be a welcoming day for newer members to start your practice with a more thorough introduction to what exactly it is we do, how we do it, and maybe even a little bit of why anyone would do this.
On Intro to Zen Day (a new monthly feature here), the talk will come before zazen and will include more in depth zazen instructions, as well as a more thorough introduction to Zen itself. As Brad says, all our talks are really an “intro to zen” but this one is designed to get down to basics and give a solid foundation to those just starting out. At the same time, we promise the talks are designed to be interesting and engaging for all of you experienced sitters as well.
The format will run: zazen instructions and talk, two rounds of meditation with a walking meditation in the middle, then comment and Q&A time after the talk, followed by lunch as usual.
meditation and tea - $10 - 15 (free for members)
lunch - $5 - 10 additional