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Summer Grasses: How-To Haiku (Jun/GGF)
Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PDT)
Muir Beach, CA
1 - 5 pm
With Daigan Lueck and Gary Gach
It's no secret. Haiku are not only one of the world's briefest and most universal literary forms of the 21st century—haiku are also pure Zen. Haiku are nuggets of creative, present-moment, natural awareness. In this special day we'll map the basics, take a relaxed haiku walk (ginko) around the splendid grounds of Green Gulch, and share what we encounter, written and unwritten.
Discover how entering the way of haiku can train our clear seeing and deep listening, intuitive wisdom and warm heart. With haiku, we can make each word, each moment, each breath count (not necessarily in 17 syllables) ... sense our senses ... harmonize perception and expression ... refine concentration and mindfulness ... and trust our child mind, surprise mind, beginner's mind.
Recommended for all ages (8-108), no prior background; writers and non-writers; practitioners and the merely curious.
Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations
Daigan Lueck, a Zen Buddhist priest, poet, and painter, has been a long-time resident practitioner, having lived at all three San Francisco Zen Center locations and currently at Green Gulch Farm.
Gary Gach is ordained in the Order of Interbeing. Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism and editor of What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop.
To inquire, please email the Green Gulch Farm Front Office at email@example.com or call them at 415.383.3134 during office hours: 9:00am-noon and 1:30pm-4:00pm Mon-Sat; 9:00am-10:00am and 11:15am-3:00pm Sundays.
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When & Where
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!