The Koan of Our Everyday Life, or Modern Day Mindfulness
Genpo Roshi is offering a new series of five live 90-minute Kanzeon Big Heart Sangha Teleconferences on his evolving vision of Big Heart Zen, which is the fruit of his many years of practice and teaching, refined through the experience of the past five years of deep reflection on his own life and teaching as well as the tradition in which he trained and devoted his life.
These Teleconferences are open to all who would like to participate. Note that you must register in advance to obtain information for accessing the calls.
The theme of this series of Teleconferences will be The Koan of Our Everyday Life, exploring the questions that come up during our daily lives. What is it about my life that doesn’t feel right, that leaves me feeling dissatisfied or fearful? What is my purpose? How can I best serve others? Modern Day Mindfulness is a practice of being aware in the moment of what aspect of ourselves we are coming from. If we see what aspect of the self we’re coming from, can we step back or pause a moment so that our response to the situation may come from wisdom and compassion rather than reactive, habitual patterns, which are often perpetrating on or victimizing others?
These calls are not lectures, but conversations which participants are invited to join or write in by email with questions and issues of concern to them. One participant recently sent the following comment:
During today’s call I didn’t have a question but I did want to say that although I have only once spoken on these calls I appreciate them so very much. I always find that there are things said that I resonate with, things that shift my thinking, things that spike my curiosity and things that I simply appreciate.
Also somehow the calls leave me with a feeling of connectedness, not just to this Sangha, but to the world.
Details for accessing the teleconference will be sent upon registration.
The Teleconferences will be taped and a URL link sent to all those registered within two days of the Conference.
Discount available for students, low-income seniors and unemployed.
Register here for individual conferences or save by registering for the complete series.
Your registration, online or offline, must be received no later than Friday at Noon (MT*) the day before the teleconference.
or select individual events:
Saturday, February 4, 11.00 am MT.* $20.
[rescheduled from January 21]
Saturday, February 18, 11.00 am MT.* $20.
Saturday, March 18, 11.00 am MT.* $20.
Saturday, April 15, 11.00 am MT.* $20.
* MT = Mountain Time (Salt Lake City)
Recordings of the conferences will be available free to participants; to non-participants for a donation of $20 for each teleconference. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-328-8414.