The Path of Heart in Difficult Times
We will explore the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra which espouses compassion and wisdom. It is regarded as the essence of Buddha's teachings and gift of fearlessness. We will contemplate the questions: How do we live through chaos rather than run from it? How is there both a beginning and end of all things and at the same time a boundless freedom? Through meditation and reflection we will look into the fire of our lives as that which will ignite complete liberation.
We are offering this on a donation basis, with a minimum registration fee of $1, to help insure the dharma and Zenju's teachings reach communities underserved by
If you would like to contribute a larger amount to SBMG through our normal $10-40 registration, please know your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Please note that you can register at the door and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This workshop is open to people who self-identify as people of color or multi-racial folks. Note that Zenju will also teach SBMG's regular programming that night at 7 p.m. which is open to everyone.
Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, guiding teacher of Still Breathing Zen Meditation Center (or Yudo-ji) is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest in the Soto Zen tradition. Her Dharma Transmission was completed in January 2016. She is the author of The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender (Wisdom Publications) and Tell Me Something About Buddhism ( Hampton Roads Publications). Learn more at her website zenju.org.
The registration fee contributes to the rental, administrative, teacher travel and material expenses of both the retreat you are attending and those of SBMG’s regular Sunday night programs. The dharma teachings themselves are considered priceless and offered freely. “Dana” a Pali work meaning “generosity” or ‘giving”, will be requested for the teacher and allows the teacher to continue to bring the teachings to others.
Details To Consider
River Song Meditation is located on the second floor of Sierra 2 in Room 14
Please arrive by 1:45 PM to register and settle in.
Bring a mug and your personal cushion setup if you have one. Chairs and cushions will be available at the retreat, as well as tea and hot water. SBMG is committed to zero waste and we encourage you to bring your own cup.
In the spirit of doing no harm, we ask that you refrain from using scented products that may affect others. All retreat sites are wheelchair-accessible.
SBMG hosts teachers from all Buddhist traditions at weekly meetings and monthly daylong retreats. All have been welcome since 1991. SBMG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Please contact registrar at email@example.com if you have any questions.