SF Zen Center, 300 Page Street
7-Weeks Class Series, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, & 15
For Zen students, a weed is a treasure.
--- Suzuki Roshi
Are you having difficulties in meditation? Obsessing on love or hate? Falling asleep, anxious, restless, or agitated more often than calm while meditating? Doubting your practice; wondering whether it’s "right" for you or not?
The Five Hindrances are typical mind-heart states which can impede development of concentration and mindfulness. In this class, we will explore classic and contemporary teachings on how to become aware of and work with these states as well as the cultivation of their antidotes.
As this is a study and practice class, specific texts as well as meditation instructions will be presented which can be used to work with the Hindrances in between classes.*
Having the skills to be at ease in the midst of the Hindrances will enrich your meditation, making it easier to bring the fruits of your practice into everyday life.
* As such, we highly encourage taking the 4-week Meditation Training course offered September 7-28 first if you do not currently have an established practice.