Workshop: The Heart of the Zen Way and Beginner’s Mind

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Saturday, September 8, 10 am—12:30 pm, suggested donation £25

Led by Ryushin Paul Haller
Being present and experiencing what’s happening is the essence of Zen practice and requires no special abilities. Our life blossoms as we learn to meet what’s being experienced in each moment. Sustaining the intention to be present is the Heart of the Zen Way. In this workshop we will discuss and engage the traditional Zen practices that promote presence — attention, integrity and the openness of Beginner’s Mind.

Workshop: Essentials of Zazen

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Saturday, September 8, 1:30 pm—4:30 pm, suggested donation £25

Led by Ryushin Paul Haller
In this workshop we will discuss and practise how to establish the essentials of zazen – awareness of posture, breath and mental/emotional activity. There will be a detailed instruction on how to sit upright in a balanced and relaxed way, how to cultivate awareness of breath and how to sustain awareness in the midst of mental and emotional activity.