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Dealing with the Wrongs Life and Other People Do Us.
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Carmel Valley, CA:

Thursday, June 10 - Sunday, June 13.

A Four-Day retreat exploring the difficult issues of patience, revenge, tolerance and forgiveness.

Call 415-865-1899 for information or check out http://www.sfzc.org

Kshanti is often translated as "forebearance" or "patience." What are the skillful means by which we actually manifest the spirit of forgiveness and reveal the essential harmony of all beings? How do we make gritting our teeth over injury and offense a dynamic flow of creativity? When do we express our feelings of violation in righteous anger, and when do we hold anger in meditative equipoise? The practice of Kshanti Paramita has even longer-ranging implications for our peace of mind when we consider that even in our most joyous moments, we know that life is hard and short. The full acceptance of this fact is kshanti paramita, viz., Basho`s pilgrimage poem on taking shelter during a storm: "Fleas, lice/the horse pissing/near my pillow." Where in our own view of life do we find access to such composure of mind?

6 CEU credits MFTs and LCSWs.

There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty of Tassajara on your own.

Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18,
Tassajara Hot Springs/Zen Mountain Center

Call Darlene at 707-869-3787 for details and permission to enter the class. Call 415-865-1899 for reservations only after you have been accepted into the class.

An intimate group study on an aspect of Zen or Buddhist training, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty of Tassajara Hot Springs in the Ventana wilderness.


Darlene Cohen and Daya Goldschlag

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