Be  Here,   Be  Now:	A  Zen  Approach   to  Mindfulness

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Be Here, Be Now: A Zen Approach to Mindfulness

A six week series exploring the art of giving kind attention to the unfolding present moment in a Zen-inspired introductory course.

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Valley Streams Zen @ Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive Sacramento, CA 95826

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About this Course

The class meets for six consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning February 14 through March 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. There is a half-day retreat Saturday March 18th from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm which is an integral part of the experience.

Course Description

Join us for this Zen inspired introductory class on mindfulness, the art of giving kind attention to the unfolding present moment. We will explore how to cultivate the skill of attending to the present in relation to our experience of the body, mind, and world. It will combine instruction/lecture with experiential learning through guided meditations, small group dialogues, and question & response. The class is intended for those that are new to mindfulness and for those who wish to refresh this foundational practice. Cody Miller, your instructor, will draw on his own experience, and on sources such as Suzuki Roshi’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind and Nyanaponika Thera’s The T Heart of Buddhist Meditation.

Your Instructor

Cody Miller began practice in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki at the San Francisco Zen Center in 2015 while obtaining his BA in Philosophy and Religion. He was lay ordained in 2016 through Anshin Rosalie Curtis and began practicing with Valley Streams in 2020. When not working at the clinic as a Doctor of Chiropractic, he enjoys wandering in nature with his wife and son.

Donation for this class

Registration for this retreat is by donation. Please consider your contribution as an opportunity to be generous to our instructor, who is preparing a meaningful learning experience for each student over the six sessions.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact the instructor at if a scholarship will allow you to attend the series. Consider how you might be able to offer help with set-up, clear-up, or other tasks.