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Darlene (lower left) with dharma teachers Yvonne Rand, Blanche Hartman, Sylvia Boorstein and Lama Palden Drolmai.


One-Day sitting - Brooklyn
Saturday, April 28
Boundless Mind Zendo, 163 Prospect Park West, Ground Floor A,
Brooklyn, NY, 11215

Weekend Commuter Sesshin - New Rochelle, NY
May 4 - 6 Friday - Sunday
9:00 - 5:00 PM each day
w/ Darlene Cohen and Susan Postal, teachers
Shuso Ceremony, May 6, 3:00 PM. Everyone Welcome

WORKSHOP - Green Gulch Farm, Sausalito
Saturday, August 25, 2007 9:30am-5pm
Green Gulch Farm, Sausalito, CA

A Day of Practice for People Who Think They Can't Sit Because of Pain and Chronic Illness.

Led by Darlene Cohen & Susian Jion Postal
Call 415-383-3134 for more information

6 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs available.

Darlene Cohen developed rheumatoid arthritis in 1977 while living at Green Gulch Farm. Susan Jion has been living with systemic lupus since 1966. Because illness and pain galvanized their desire to practice, they have developed practices and sitting schedules which permit both wholehearted participation in zazen and support for their own well-being. Darlene Cohen says, "It is very poignant to me that people who can't do the traditional cross-legged sitting posture feel so much relief when they find another way to do zazen. They thought they were excluded from a practice that comes to mean so much to them." We will explore 6 different postures, including yogic prone positions, for meditation; hear a dharma talk from both teachers; do meditation on movement and walking meditation; and sit 25-minute periods.

Susan Jion Postal is the founder of the Empty Hand Zendo in Westchester County, NY, and also leads a Chronic Illness Support Group nearby. Ordained by Maurine Stuart in 1988, she now studies with Darlene Cohen. See for more information.

Saturday, October 13, 2007, 9am-12:30pm
Private interviews available
Call Daya Goldschlag at 509-328-6215

OCTOBER Five-Day Sesshin - Guerneville, CA
Thursday noon, October 25- Monday 2pm, October 29, 2007
Details to follow.

Darlene and other zen students pose for the camera after a lay ordination ceremony

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