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Introduction to Zen and Aikido (Jul/CC)

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Introduction to Zen and Aikido (Jul/CC)

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Introduction to Zen and Aikido

Saturday, July 7
1 - 4 pm
with Ron Wada and Unzan Graham Ross

Conference Center at 308 Page Street

Discover how Zazen and Aikido practices work together to enhance our ability to overcome internal barriers, find our center, and creatively engage with life as it is.

Aikido training helps us unify our mind, body and spirit in our center, and connect with others from that unified whole. When done together, Zazen and Aikido practices can blend, rub, spark, inspire and reinforce each other in subtle and far-reaching ways. In this introductory workshop we will apply a wholistic approach to mental, physical and spiritual development as we practice two profoundly useful life skills: (1) unifying our whole being to touch and be touched by others; and (2) learning how to fall safely. We will also practice basic Aikido sword movements to learn stance, centering, and body alignment. Designed for beginners, the practice will be gentle - the movements will involve the whole body and may be moderately aerobic.

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Related Bio(s):

Ron Wada

Ron Wada holds a 4th degree black belt in Aikido and currently trains and teaches at Bay Marin Aikido in San Rafael, CA. He has 16 years experience teaching Aikido at beginning and advanced levels.

Unzan Graham Ross

Unzan Graham Ross has been practicing residentially at Tassajara since 2004. He was ordained by Ryushin Paul Haller in 2007 and was Shuso (Head Monk) in 2010. Graham currently serves as the Ino (Head of the Meditation Hall) at Tassajara and was one of the five people who met the fires at Tassajara in 2008. Graham received a 1st degree black belt in 2002 in the Saito Sensei lineage of Aikido.

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 membership@sfzc.org.

Zen Center Resident Discounts

Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.

To inquire, please email the City Center Front Office at ccoffice@sfzc.org or call them at 415.863.3136 during office hours: 9:30am- 4:00pm Monday-Friday.

More Information

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

For more information, please visit the San Francisco Zen Center web site or call:

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

M-F: 8am to 5pm
Sat: 9:30am to 3pm
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30pm (each day)

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We are adding online registration for most of the events at City Center and Green Gulch Farm. This is an extended trial, and we'd like to hear from you. How well is it working and how might we improve it? Please let us know what you think!

Have questions about Introduction to Zen and Aikido (Jul/CC)? Contact San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

When & Where

Fort Mason, Building A
San Francisco, 94123

Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (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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