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April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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In the early 1980s, Shosan asked a Zen master, “I have been sitting for over 10 years, and my feet still fall asleep in zazen [seated meditation]. What am I doing wrong?” He replied, “The first 10 years are the hardest.”

The posture we take affects everything about meditation from its ease or difficulty to the thinking process; there are infinite ways to study it. This 10-session series is offered to provide a guided apprenticeship in the yoga of meditation.

Once a month, we will gather on Friday afternoon for an asana class that addresses a specific postural, physiological, or mental aspect of meditation practice. After a Q&A session, everyone is invited to sit a period of zazen meditation.

Participants should bring an empty stomach, curiosity, and wear loose, comfortable dark-colored clothes. Students of all ages and physical abilities are welcome.

Fee: Suggested minimum donation $15 per session, to be made at each class session. Please give generously to support San Francisco Zen Center’s programs.

Registration not required.


April 19
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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