Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print

Zen center workshops


Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

Saturday March 3rd 2018 - 9:00am to

The Sonoma Mountain Zen Center (SMZC) hosts a workshop for beginners on the basics of zazen, or “just sitting,” meditation on Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Includes an introduction to the practice of mindfulness as well as fundamental Buddhist perspective. This workshop will include short periods of sitting meditation, outdoor walking meditation, discussion, instruction on Soto Zen forms and informal presentations relating to Buddhist thought to actualize zen practice into one’s everyday life. The instructor will be Jundo–Mike Farrand, who began formally practicing zen at the SMZC where he has lived since 2005. A vegetarian buffet lunch is included. Cost is $55.

For those more experienced, the SMZC is hosting a spring study group March 6 through April 17 on Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9 p.m., for those interested in investigating and “turning our radiance inward” through zen practice. This is an opportunity to explore the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and the foundation for daily practice. Lectures and discussions will center on the book The Light that Shines Through Infinity: Zen and the Energy of Life by Dainin Katagiri. Cost is $65 for nonmembers, $60 for members, $55 for practicing members.

Visit www.smzc.org for information on both and to register. SMZC is located at 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road.


Community Calendar

Open art studio tour in Oakmont
06/24/2018
more...
Brain health education forum at Star of the Valley
06/26/2018
more...
Funky Fridays
06/29/2018
more...
GE Fire Association’s Dinner Dance
06/30/2018
more...
Fundraiser for Trione-Annadel
06/30/2018
more...
Free books in town
06/30/2018
more...
Who’s fluttering in the garden?
06/30/2018
more...
4th of July in Kenwood – something for everyone
07/04/2018
more...
See July 4 fireworks from Bald Mountain
07/04/2018
more...
Funky Fridays
07/06/2018
more...
Life’s short; play the ukulele
07/06/2018
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2