Guest Speaker, Sat. July 29 – Rev. Shosan Victoria Austin

Rev. Shosan Victoria AustinFrom SFZC:

Shosan Victoria Austin began practicing both Zen and yoga in 1971. In the Soto Zen tradition, she is entrusted as a Dharma heir in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, an international priest of the Soto School, and a Dharma teacher at San Francisco Zen Center. She trained in the U.S., in India, and in Japan. In the Iyengar tradition, she is certified as an Intermediate teacher.

In addition to working with the yogic needs of meditation students around the country, in diverse settings including workplaces, institutions, and homes, Victoria teaches public yoga classes at San Francisco Zen Center and the Abode of Iyengar Yoga, ethics and teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s Teacher Training Program, and serves as an assessor of the next generation of Iyengar yoga teachers.

She trains regularly with senior yoga and Zen teachers, including Sojun Mel Weitsman, Manouso Manos, and the Iyengar family. Victoria’s practice goal is to wake up in a way that benefits beings. Her teaching goals include transmitting Zen Buddhism as a yogic path and Yoga as a path of awareness. Keeping faith with each tradition, she offers classes and workshops accessible to a wide variety of abilities and circumstances.

Her website is victoriaaustin.org. See our Saturday schedule for more details.

July 22, 2017 – Rev. Myo Lahey

Our Podcast is Back!

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Our weekly dharma talks are back in the iTunes store, and are also now available on Google Play and Stitcher! So whichever way you prefer to get your podcasts, you will be able to receive the dharma from our temple automatically every week.

July 15, 2017 – Rev. Fugan Eugene Bush, D.D.

Guest Speaker, Sat. July 15th – Rev. Fugan Eugene Bush, D.D.

From San Francisco Zen Center:Fugan Eugene Bush
Fugan Eugene Bush, D.D., began formal Zen practice in 1982 and received Dharma transmission from Katherine Thanas in 2010. Gene serves as one of the Practice Leaders of Santa Cruz Zen Center. He also became a teacher for the Arcata Zen Group in 2012, with occasional forays to Hartford Street Zen Center and to Queer Dharma at San Francisco Zen Center. He teaches the traditional practice of sewing Buddha’s Robe. He is retired from his paid work as a teacher in a public alternative high school in Santa Cruz. Gene is most interested in the ways in which formal practice trains us for everyday life.

Please see our Saturday schedule for details.

July 8, 2017 – Rev. Myo Lahey

July 1, 2017 – Rev. Hokai Max Swanger

Monday Mindfulness with Max: NO Class Mon. 3 July

Please Note: There will not be a class meeting this coming Monday, 3 July, as Rev. Max will be on call at the hospital. The regular meeting will resume on Monday, 10 July.