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Class: Practicing the Six Perfections in the Laboratory of Our Lives (May/CC)
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, United States
7:30 - 9 pm
with Anshin Rosalie Curtis and Kyoshin Wendy Lewis
Practice Period Class
The six paramitas (perfections)—generosity, ethical behavior, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom—are a set of instructions that point to transformation of suffering into peace, non-fear, happiness and freedom. We will practice applying them in our daily lives and, through our own experience, see how these practices work together to enable us to live with peace and joy and to benefit all beings.
Anshin Rosalie Curtis
Anshin Rosalie Curtis came to Zen Center for the first time on January 2, 1982 for a Saturday Dharma talk. She has held various staff and officer positions and was Zen Center's graphic designer for ten years in the 1990s. She completed her shuso training as a lay practitioner in 2004, was ordained as a priest a year later, and received Dharma transmission from Michael Wenger in 2011. Currently she is the tanto, head of practice, at City Center.
Kyoshin Wendy Lewis
Kyoshin Wendy Lewis has been practicing at Zen Center since 1987, including living for six years at Tassajara. She was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1997. She has held senior staff positions at Tassajara and City Center, was Zen Center Secretary, and managed the City Center Bookstore. After serving for three years as City Center director, she joined the Zen Center Programming Department and is now Web Editor.
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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!