Zen Group

WHEN: Every Thursday, 7:00 Please join our Meetup group to RSVP — $5.00 donation is kindly requested.   Living Zen is an ongoing workshop where human beings can learn the mechanics of zen practice and collaborate with their peers to develop and integrate a stronger sense of ‘here’ and ‘now’ into their individual lives.  It is, in short, about how you practice zen in your life outside the meditation hall when it comes down to just you and the world.  Our focus is on how to meditate, how to carve out a path of practice, and how to deal with the thoughts, people, and objects which seem to vex our efforts to simply live in synch with the world around us. If a person looks up, above the cars on the street and the many voices spilling out of sidewalk restaurants, it can seem that there is very little to the sky.  But if a person waits and listens, it is possible to see the shape of an owl glide from one tree to another, and gradually it becomes apparent that the downtown streets are filled with owls.  For some, a realization might arise that there is something hidden and yet interwoven into the fabric of this thing we call ‘Davis’.  We mean to find it. The group will feature a short reading each week, meditation, and a small group discussion on how to bring a little zen into our lives.   No experience with zen or meditation to attend.   Just bring your heart. An optional posture clinic will be offered half an hour before each...
Eleven Ways to Achieve a Healthier Life

Eleven Ways to Achieve a Healthier Life

As important as it is to learn to develop and listen to your own voice, sometimes there are moments when we have to trust to supplant other people’s judgment for our own. I work with a lot of weight loss clients and while they might know the calorie count to every menu item out there, there is often times still a breakdown from theory to practice.  In these cases it is important to structure a system of practice that will serve as a temporary (and yes, artificial) default, until your brain and habits catch up. Along those lines are Eleven Ways to Achieve a Healthier Life. With one great tip each from eleven different voices in the health and fitness industry this Livestrong article covers a lot of ground and certainly is worth the read....
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