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FAMILY PRACTICE EVENT: WINTER SPIRAL – FRIDAY DECEMBER 15

4:30 pm

In the Zen tradition, the awakening of the Buddha is celebrated in December. It is said that after sitting through the night, upon seeing the morning star, the Buddha realized awakening and exclaimed, “That’s it! That’s it! That’s me that’s shining so brightly. How wondrous, how wondrous! All beings share this indwelling light. What an astonishing thing has been realized!”

On December 16th, Stone Creek and The Joyful Mind Project come together to combine the western Winter Spiral for our celebration of the light that each child, and every being brings into the world.  In this quiet, meditative event, each child has a chance to walk the spiral carrying her/ his candle: first turning inward to receive the light, then turn back outward, to bring their light to illuminate the world.

Please register in advance at:
http://joyfulmindproject.org/calendar/family-practice-events/

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DHARMA TALK BY JIRYU MARK RUTSCHMAN-BYLER – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25

10 am

Jiryu is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, with dharma transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman. He lives and teaches at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center and is the head teacher of the Buddhadharma Sangha of San Quentin State Prison. Jiryu has trained in Zen temples in the US and Japan since 1996 and also holds a master’s degree in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley. He is the author of the book Two Shores of Zen, about his experiences in 2002 to 2004 as an American-trained monk practicing in Japanese Zen monasteries.

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Parenting as Practice – Every other Wed. Oct. 5-Dec.14

 

Every other Wednesday, from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Six meetings: October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, December 14

 

This group is intended to create a space for parents to come together to pause together in the midst of our busy family lives; to begin or deepen a meditation practice; and to explore how of Zen and mindfulness practices can support our inner wisdom in parenting to come through in our daily lives. The facilitators bring experience from the Soto Zen tradition and secular mindfulness, as well as the ongoing teachings they receive from the children each of them parent. The group will use a “listening circle” model so we can share our stories, our triumphs, challenges and insights on the path of parenting.

No previous meditation experience is required.

$60 for series / $15 drop in

member rate: $50 for series/ $10 drop in

 

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RUMMAGE SALE – SATURDAY JULY 16

9 am – 3 pm

The rummage sale will take place at Park Side School, 7450 Bodega Ave in Sebastopol. Please come and find some affordable treasures!

You can also help by donating your unwanted items:

 

- Household (includes working electrical things)

- Clothes that are in great shape (no pilled sweaters and T-shirts), “interesting,” or vintage.

- Shoes, Jewelry, Accessories, Etc.

- Kids’ and Baby Clothes & Stuff

- Toys, Games, Stuffed Friends

- Miscellaneous

- Big Stuff (bikes, BBQs, whatever)

(We will not sell books at the Rummage Sale – please save those for Zen Fest)

 

You may drop your items off at the Zen Center.

We only ask that you presort your items (clothes in bags, household items in boxes, etc.) to help us in our preparations.

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HOME SESSHIN – JUNE 29 – JULY 1

Wednesday through Friday

We will hold a three-day sesshin at Stone Creek Zen Center, including sitting, walking, oryoki meals, dokusan and dharma talks. Partial participation of at least one full day is welcome. The sesshin will begin at 6:20 am and end at 8:00 pm each day. Pre-registration required. Fee: $150 for members, $225 for non-members. Partial participation: $60 per day for members, $90 per day for non-members. Reduced fees are available. Led by Jisho, Dojin and Korin. Local accommodations may be available for those who do not live nearby and wish to stay overnight in the area.

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DHARMA TALK BY MYOSHO GINNY MATTHEWS – SUNDAY MAY 1

10 am

Myosho finds her life support in the three pillars of family life, spiritual practice and her work as dancer/choreographer/teacher. She has been a student of Rinzai Zen master, Kyozan Joshu Sasaki for 40 years, taking ordination in 2000 and dedicating the last 14 years to co-creating family Zen practices and leading women’s retreats. Concurrently she has had a professional dance career and has taught dance to all ages, from 3 to 73. She is the director of The Downtown Dance/Art Space in Sebastopol where she teaches dance, Pilates mat class and offers meditation through Dharma Heart Center.

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ZEN AND MINDFULNESS IN HEALTH CARE TRAINING

An 18 hour training during a three-month cycle

to prevent burn out and increase resilience

The Zen and Mindfulness in Health Care- 18 hour training is specifically designed for health care professionals and psychotherapists to help prevent burn out , enhance resilience and renew compassion. It is open to anyone working in medicine and mental health. Each workshop is divided in two parts:

Well-being/self care component: relaxation and Zazen  meditation practice.

Patient care component: clinical discussion using the Buddhist perspective to renew compassion and foster a non-judgmental attitude to improve treatment outcomes.

 

                     SPRING   2016 SCHEDULE

APRIL      Workshop 1:      

Sunday April 3                       1:00PM to 5:00PM

Part 1 Relaxation –Zazen -Kinhin.

Part 2 Discussion: Preventing burn out.

 

MAY           Workshop 2:  

Sunday May 1                         1:00PM to 5:00PM

Part 1 Relaxation – Zazen -Kinhin.

Part 2 Discussion: Counter transference.

 

JUNE          Workshop 3:    

Sunday June 5                       1:00PM to 5:00PM

Part 1 Relaxation – Zazen- Kinhin.

Part 2 Discussion: Personality Disorder

 

Full day retreat:

Saturday June 25               8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Zazen –Kinhin-Tonglen ( giving and receiving meditation) -Mindful eating.

Discussion : Therapeutic Relationship.

 

Early registration required. Email edmeedanan@comcast.net

Cost

Full 18 hr training
Physicians  $270.00.
Other health care professionals  $180.00
Residents/Students – $120.00

Individual 4 hr workshop
Physicians  $70.00.
Other health care professionals  $50.00
Residents/Students – $30.00

Saturday 6 hr retreat 
Physicians  $95.00
Other health care professionals  $65.00
Residents/Students – $45.00

All proceeds will be given to the Stone Creek Zen Center.

Location: Stone Creek Zen Center, 2999 Bowen Street, Graton, CA

www.stonecreekzencenter.org

Leader: Edmée Danan, MD is a psychiatrist – psychotherapist with over 25 years experience.  She has worked at Sonoma County Psychiatric Emergency Services, had a private practice and is currently a consulting psychiatrist with West County Health Centers and with Vida (HIV Program). She is interested in exploring the impact of non-medical factors on Health and the many ways Zen Buddhist perspective enriches the practice of medicine and psychotherapy. Edmée has practiced Zen since 1981 and is a senior lay practitioner at the Stone Creek Zen Center. To sign up or for questions contact edmeedanan@comcast.net

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SPRING ANGO – SATURDAY, FEBURARY 20 – SUNDAY, MARCH 20

Our annual ango or practice period is an opportunity to support each other in deepening our practice. The topic will be the Four Bodhisattva Methods: giving, kind speech, beneficial action, and cooperation. Burt Quinn will be head student. Ango will begin and end with Saturday practice days, and the study group will meet on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for four weeks. This month of intensive practice is intended as a unified whole, and it can also be tailored to your circumstances: as always, you may choose to sign up for one or both evenings, and for one or both practice days. Sunday dharma talks will also follow the ango theme. The ango will be led jointly by Jisho, Dojin, and Korin.