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Living the Season: Zen Practice for Transformative Times
Ji Hyang Padma, author of Living the Season
Original Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

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As most of us cannot deny, we are in the midst of complete transformation-ecologically, economically, politically and culturally. Living the Seasons gracefully introduces creative safe passage through the sometimes overwhelming transition, drawing on ancient and contemporary spiritual practices to create an essential hands-on beginner's guide to developing a meaningful meditation practice for daily life. Author and spiritual teacher Ji Hyang Padma organizes teachings around the four seasons. By connecting to these natural rhythms—the harvest of autumn, stillness of winter, renewal of spring and the ripening of summer—we touch a wholeness that is the source of healing and happiness. This evening combines Zen practice with creative approaches that support this attunement of mind/body with the world around us. We will use sacred ceremony and metta meditation to harness the power of group consciousness for the purposes of personal and societal transformation.

Ji Hyang Padma combines an academic career with her role as a Zen teacher. Ji Hyang Padma has been practicing and teaching Zen for twenty years. She is a Ph.D candidate in Transpersonal Psychology, doing research on traditional healing practices. Her book, Living the Season: Zen Practice for Transformative Times, has just been released by Quest Books. Ji Hyang lives in the Bay area, and often visits Sonoma County to study the rhythms and cycles of the natural world.

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