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Yoga & Zen: Working with the Divine Abodes

  • Divinitree West Side 2805 Mission Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

Statue of Kwan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion at Esalen Institute

I am really excited to partner with Shundo (David Haye) as part of a workshop series designed to bring zen meditation into our yoga culture and community. This will be an exceptional opportunity to experience yoga and zen, two practices that have heavily influenced my own daily practice and teaching.

Working with the Brahmaviharas: Loving-kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity

The brahmaviharas, or divine abodes, are four states talked about from the earliest Buddhist traditions that we can cultivate through our practice.

Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity can all help us connect better with ourselves and others and give us a more positive outlook for any situation. We will look at the particular qualities of each of these states and how to incorporate them into our lives for the benefit of all.

$30 early registration / $40 day of

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Bio: Shundo David Haye came from England in 2000 to begin practicing zen at San Francisco Zen Center. After fifteen years of residential training, in San Francisco and at Tassajara, he is taking his practice out into the world to try to be of benefit to all beings. Ordained as a priest in 2009, he loves the formal aspects of zen, but also wants to bring meditation to people who might not set foot in a temple. He teaches at tech companies and the county jail. He likes to be outside, running, riding a bike or taking photographs. He also writes a blog about practice.