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Everyday Zen Dialogs

Nov 24th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

When fiery suffering erupts from difficulties and challenges in our lives, we may fall into learned patterns of tolerating or coping until we get through.  But there is so much more possibility open to us.

In coming together, we will explore our capacity to cultivate joy and freedom in the fire of confusion, sadness, or even despair.  Beyond positive thinking, this capacity is more real and grounded than new -age cliches.  With mutual support, we can find the place and power within ourselves.

This day-long session will be led by experienced teachers in the Zen tradition, skilled in helping individuals explore inmost concerns and long term development. During our day together, we will engage in meditation, with music, poetry, and open discussion.

Everyday Zen Dialogs is a series of workshops fostering conversations about zen practice in everyday life.  We welcome people of all nationalities, classes, genders, sexual orientations, ages, physical abilities, and newcomers to Buddhist practice.

The cost for the day is $40 plus a donation to support the teachers and the sharing of the Dharma. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Contact the registrar, Allison Warren, for scholarship information at or at (925) 322-3140.

Tea/ coffee provided; please bring a bag lunch.