Being Upright | Zen Meditation for Beginners

with Rev. MyoĒ Doris Harder
4 Tuesdays, 5:45–7:15 | 7/24- 8/14 | $64

The zazen (meditation) posture is a symbol for sitting, standing and walking “upright”, living our life in an upright way, coming from a ground of stillness. This introductory zen class will introduce you to the posture and how to meet our feelings and thinking. Everything that comes into existence has information for us, may it be an emotion, a thought or a sensual perception. Nothing is bad per se, we can use everything as a wake-up call and turn it into something beneficial. The weeds of our everyday life are like the mud which the lotus needs to bloom. Everybody is welcome.

Rev. MyoĒ Doris Harder ordained as a Soto Zen priest in the lineages of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Kobun Otogawa Roshi. She practiced for six years between 2002 and 2009 at San Francisco Zen Center, where she completed her studies by serving as shuso, or head monk. For the following six years Doris lived and worked in Vienna, Austria, where she directed plays. In addition she was an active member of the ÖBR (Österreichische Buddhistische Religionsgesellschaft), an umbrella organization of Austrian Buddhists. During this time in Europe, as a Zen priest, she taught, led retreats, worked for the European Buddhist Teacher’s Network and published articles. Currently she is happy to be back at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Muir Beach, serving as Tanto, Head of Practice. In May 2018 she will start to serve as guest -student – manager.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration