Friday, 27 January 2012

Wholeheartedly Being Ourselves by Paul Haller

Ryushin Paul Haller, City Centre Abbot at the San Francisco Zen Centre, is a dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman and has taught at Zen Center for over 20 years. He teaches throughout the U.S. and Europe and has led mindfulness programs to assist with depression and recovery. Paul has also taught in prisons and has a long involvement with the Zen Hospice Project. He has been practicing yoga for 25 years.
Founder and former Director of Outreach at SFZC, Paul is interested in finding ways of expressing our practice in society, both as compassionate service and making it available to as many people as possible. He became abbot of Zen Center in 2003 and is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Friday, 20 January 2012

Truth - The End Of Programs by Ajahn Sucitto

This talk by Ajahn Sucitto is about the central importance of telling the truth and being "true", in alignment with reality.


Friday, 13 January 2012

Patience by Ursula Flückiger

An in depth talk on Patience, the tenth of the ten Paramis or Perfections.

Ursula Flückiger has been practicing insight meditation since 1980 with teachers such as Ven. Ajahn Sumedho, Joseph Goldstein, Christina Feldman. She feels very inspired by the compassion practices of the Tibetan Mahayana Tradition. She is a trained Hakomi psychotherapist, has been guiding insight meditation retreats since 1990 and is a co-founder of the Meditation Centre Beatenberg.