Introduction to Zen Mind: A mini-course in three sessions with Beth Herzig and Daniel Scharpenburg
Time & Location
About the Event
Time & Location
NOTE: All times are Central (CDT)
Zoom Link will be provided.
Sunday October 4th 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Sunday October 11th 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Sunday October 18th 7:00pm – 8:30pm
About the Event
Zen meditation is about seeing the truth by learning to be fully present in this moment. This workshop is designed to give people a formal introduction to Zen practice, the basis of which is "sitting," or "zazen." We will focus on meditation posture, working mindfully with our breathing and our experience, and calming the heart. We will practice sitting together, with time for instruction, questions, and discussion.
About the Teachers
Daniel Scharpenburg is a meditation teacher, writer, and podcaster. In his day job he’s a union labor activist. Daniel’s goal is to bring meditation practice and Buddhism to people in a practical way that they can apply to their everyday lives. He teaches in small gatherings and retreats.
Scharpenburg has been practicing Buddhism and meditating for more than twenty years, with many different teachers. He spent time teaching at the Open Heart Project and at the Rime Buddhist Center before becoming an independent teacher. He was appointed a lay dharma teacher by the International Chan Buddhism Institute and was named a Lineage Holder in the Lay Caodong Chan Tradition. He also received meditation teacher training from the Rime Buddhist Center and from the Anchor Meditation Center.
Daniel is a co-owner of the website The Tattooed Buddha. His work has appeared in the publications Lion’s Roar, Elephant Journal, Patheos,and The Mighty.
Beth Herzig is a true “citizen of the world,” having lived in 3 U.S. States, 9 different countries on 4 continents by the time she completed her B.A. degree in English at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. She now resides in Madison, MS with her two intelligent, beautiful daughters.
Besides being a small business owner and full-time mother, Beth has volunteered for many years with the Girl Scouts, where she is currently a Troop Leader and Service Unit Manager. She also volunteers her time and services generously to many other causes which are important to her.
Beth leads group meditations throughout the Jackson, MS, metro area and on-line. She is trained as a Meditation Leader in the Shamatha tradition. She completed Susan Piver’s Meditation Instructor Training (MIT), and has studied meditation and dharma practice with many renowned teachers, at Flowering Lotus and elsewhere. Beth has served on the Board of Directors of Flowering Lotus since 2017. She is currently Flowering Lotus’s Retreat Director, managing both residential and on-line meditation retreats throughout the year.
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youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT_tV_JzK871blW9xETSBvQ
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We ask that you support Flowering Lotus and those whose needs are greater by registering at the highest level ($75, $50, $25) with which you’re feel comfortable.
All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, select “Scholarship”, and no payment will be required.
There will be an opportunity to make a dana (generosity) contribution in any amount, to the teachers, at the online event.
- Introduction to Zen Mind$75$750$0
- Introduction to Zen Mind$50$500$0
- Introduction to Zen Mind$25$250$0