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Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice For Women - (Aug/GGF)

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

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Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice for Women

Saturday, August 25
10 am - 4:30 pm
led by Chris Fortin and Lane Olson

In the Green Gulch Farm Yurt

From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon beholders

Please join us for a day of practice at beautiful Green Gulch Farm as we sit in circle in the yurt and weave together Zen, ancient myth, deep earth, and the awakened eye of the creative. The day will include meditation, a dharma talk and discussion, and time in the garden (weather permitting).

The cost of the retreat is $40. Lunch in the dining room is included. There is a separate donation or dana (a Pali word for gratitude) for the teachers.

Please plan to be at the yurt by 9:45 am so that the day will begin on time. Tea will be served and sitting cushions and chairs will be provided.

For further information, contact Chris by email or 707.527.8106; Lane by email or 707.793.7978.

Space is limited, so please register at least a week ahead, by August 17.

Related Bio(s):

Chris Fortin
Chris Fortin is a Zen priest, a teacher in the Everyday Zen sangha, and a MFT psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor. She is co-founder of Honoring the Path of the Warrior and leads the women's Lotus Sangha in Sebastopol.

Lane Olson
Lane Olson, M.A, has worked in higher education for over 20 years as both an academic advisor and an instructor. With research interests in feminist spirituality, her university courses include Female Images of the Divine and Women in Theology and her Master’s thesis focused on the work of artist Mayumi Oda. She was a graphic artist in San Francisco for over 20 years and has had a meditation practice since 1975.

 Member Discount

Current Zen Center members receive a 10% discount. For more information about membership, visit the membership section of our web site or email

To inquire, please email the Green Gulch Farm Front Office at or call them at 415.383.3134 during office hours: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 4:00pm Mon-Sat; 9.00 am to 10.00 am and 11.15 - 3.00 pm Sundays.

More Information

  • For help completing registration, please call 888-743-9362 (toll free) or 415-475-9362

Cancellation Policy

For more information, please visit the Green Gulch Farm web site or call:

  • 888-743-9362 (toll free) or
  • 415-475-9362 during office hours


Have questions about Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice For Women - (Aug/GGF)? Contact San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

When & Where

Green Gulch Farm
1601 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA 94965

Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

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San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Established in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and his American students, San Francisco Zen Center is a Soto Zen Buddhist community with three practice places in the SF Bay Area: City Center, an urban temple in the heart of San Francisco; Green Gulch Farm, in Marin County, where fertile fields meet the ocean; and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen training monastery in the West, in the Ventana Wilderness inland from Big Sur. At San Francisco Zen Center, zazen, study, and work practice are available to a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks. All are welcome!

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