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Everyday Zen Dialog: Oceans and Climate Change

Aug 19th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Everyday Zen Dialogs
Zen Practice in Everyday LIfe

A workshop with Chris Fortin and Kathie Fischer
August 19, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for a day at the Marin Headlands where the land meets the sea. As life grapples with changes such as ocean acidification and warming water, we are learning more and more not only how these changing conditions seem to pose insurmountable challenges for life, but also how life loves to be alive, and how innovative and creative life is.

Walking the seashore and acquainting ourselves with recent research on coastal changes, we will applaud, grieve, and enter the speechless mystery and wonder of the diversity of life forms and the vast reaches of the ocean. Looking and listening deeply, with hands-on mindful exploration and dialog, we will witness the impact of human activity and encourage each other to find ways to act and engage to help save this world in transition.

Registration Fee: $40
Nature Bridge Retreat Center - Kestrel Room
Fort Cronkhite, Marin Headlands, GGNRA
(directions will be e-mailed to registrants)

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KATHIE FISCHER is a Zen priest who teaches and leads Zen workshops in the U.S. and Mexico. She also taught for 28 years in the public schools, and for 19 of those years specialized in teaching marine biology to seventh graders. As an avid scuba diver for over two decades, she does underwater research for a volunteer citizen science organization, Reefcheck.  ​

CHRIS FORTIN is a senior teacher in the Everyday Zen Foundation. She is the founder and guiding teacher of Dharma Heart Zen ( and leads retreats and workshops at SFZC/GG and throughout the country. She leads Jizo grief ceremonies and trainings, co-founded Veteran's PATH for returning veterans, and is a licensed MFT psychotherapist.

Cost does not include a traditional donation (dana) to the teachers at the end of the day.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please bring a bag lunch.
Everyday Zen is offering CEUs through the Center for
Understanding in Conflict (CUC).

Mental Health: The CUC is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The CUC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  BBS licensees may also receive credit from The CUC as a provider approved by the California Psychological Association. This course qualifies for 5 CE credits. $25 certificate fee to be paid at the time of registration. Legal:  The CUC is pending renewal as an accredited provider of California Continuing Legal Education. This course qualifies for 5 CE credits.