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ZEN IN HEALTH CARE

ZEN AND THE ART OF CARING

Using Mindfulness and Zen in Health care

You are invited to attend ongoing workshops specifically designed for medical and behavioral health professionals. Come and learn how to counteract stress, prevent burn-out and improve compassion in a collegial and supportive environment.

We will practice silent meditation and have lively discussions about practical ways of using mindfulness at work and in our daily lives. Suggested reading: Training in Compassion by Normal Fischer.

Schedule for December

Thursday December 10: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM   Silent practice

Zazen – Kinhin     followed by a 15 min question & answer period

Fee: A $15.00 donation suggested.

All donations are given to the Stone Creek Zen Center. 

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

 

Led by Edmée Danan, MD, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist with over 25 years of 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 Stone Creek Zen Center.

To sign up or for more information, please email: edmeedanan@comcast.net

 

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SPECIAL PRACTICE DAY – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

11 am – 4 pm

This special practice day will focus on extending formal Zen practice from sitting to eating. In addition to our regular silent practice of zazen, we will investigate the meal chants, practice using oryoki–the nested bowls of zendo meals–and have an oryoki lunch.    Led by Jisho and Korin. $35 members/ $50 non-members. Pre-registration is helpful.

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DHARMA TALK BY TIM ZENTETSU BURKETT – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6

Tim Burkett is Guiding Teacher of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also a licensed psychologist and former director of a large mental health agency. He was a student of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and later of Dainin Katagiri Roshi, in whose lineage he is a dharma heir. His recently published book is, “Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are,” which includes stories, koans, poems and memories of his teachers.

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TRAUMA-SENSITIVE YOGA IN THERAPY – THURSDAY AUGUST 6

Public Talk

Thursday August 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Dave Emerson is the Founder and Director of Yoga Services for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline Massachusetts, where he coined the term “trauma-sensitive yoga”. He was responsible for curriculum development, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the first of its kind, NIH funded study, conducted by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga for adults with treatment-resistant PTSD. Mr. Emerson has developed, conducted, and supervised TSY groups for rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, survivors of terrorism, and Veterans Administration centers and clinics. He leads trainings for yoga teachers and mental health clinicians in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to co-authoring several articles on the subject of yoga and trauma, Mr. Emerson is the co-author of Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga, released in 2011  He will talk about his work and his new book, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy (Norton, 2015).

Fee: By donation.

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STONE CREEK SESSHIN – JUNE 29-30

MONDAY JUNE 29 – TUESDAY JUNE 30

We will hold a two-day sesshin at Stone Creek Zen Center, including sitting, walking, oryoki meals, dokusan and dharma talks. Monday June 29, 6:20 am – 8:00 pm and Tuesday June 30, 6:20 am – 5:00 pm. Pre-registration required. Fee: $120 for members, $150 for non-members. One-day participation: $60 for members, $75 for non-members. Reduced fees are available. Led by Jisho and Dojin.

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PRECEPTS RENEWAL CEREMONY – WEDNESDAY JUNE 17

Wednesday, June 17 6:30 pm

Everyone is invited to participate in this ritual of affirming our practice of the bodhisattva precepts.  The ceremony is as appropriate for those of you who have not received the precepts, as it is deeply relevant for those renewing their commitment. The ceremony will follow the form of the Full Moon Ceremony including some melodic chanting.