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Working on Our Meditation Practice: The Five Hindrances (Apr/CC)

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:15 PM (PDT)

Working on Our Meditation Practice: The Five...

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Working on Our Meditation Practice: The Five Hindrances

Saturday, April 28
1:15 - 4:15 pm

City Center Dining room

Beginning and experienced practitioners welcome.

In this afternoon workshop we'll consider the traditional teaching of the five hindrances of sense desire, ill will, laziness, worry, and doubt as they impact our meditation practice - and our lives. The session will include some meditation exercises, journaling, and discussion. Let's see if we can get a grip on these persistently nasty states of mind and heart!

The first part of the retreat will be optional for participants. You are welcome to take part in any of the morning events listed here. Please do plan to arrive no later than 1:00 pm.

9:25am Zazen (optional)
10:15 Dharma talk in the Buddha Hall with Norman (optional)
11:00 Question and Answer with Norman (optional)
12:00 Lunch in the dining room (by donation)
1:00pm Workshop begins
4:00pm Closing

Related Bio(s):

Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center, the oldest and largest of the new Buddhist organizations in the West, where he served as Co-abbot from 1995-2000. He is presently a Senior Dharma Teacher there as well as the founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization dedicated to adapting Zen Buddhist teachings to Western culture.

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

Zen Center Resident Discounts

Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.

To inquire, please email the City Center Front Office at 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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Have questions about Working on Our Meditation Practice: The Five Hindrances (Apr/CC)? Contact San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

When & Where

Fort Mason, Building A
San Francisco, 94123

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:15 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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