Introduction to Zen Practice
This is for those interested in learning about and experiencing the practice of Zen Buddhism. We will investigate the traditional forms of Zen practice, learn basic meditation, and discuss how to maintain Zen practice at home and at work.
Our intention is that participants will leave with sufficient knowledge of Zen forms to be comfortable entering and practicing in a traditional Zen meditation hall.
A delicious vegan/vegetarian lunch will be provided.
No registration necessary.
There is no fixed price for this event, donations are greatly appreciated.
Please RSVP to help us know how much lunch to prepare.
Laura Jomon Martin & Patrick Bansho Green
A social worker since 1993, Laura Jomon Martin has been teaching mindfulness in health and mental health care since 2002. She has been an instructor of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) since 2009. She is in private practice as a counselor.
Patrick Bansho Green is a Zen Community of Oregon lay leader with experience teaching meditation for beginners. His training includes over 20 sesshin (silent retreats) and 6 weeks of residential training at Great Vow Zen Monastery. He has 20 years political organizing experience and is director of a statewide non-profit.
Patrick and Laura are senior Zen students with Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in Portland, OR. They are also the proud companions of Louis, a golden retriever.