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Just Sitting on Inauguration Day: January 20

An afternoon of Just Sitting, Friday, January 20, 1 – 5:15 pm
At San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street

Led by Tova Green and Lisa Hoffman

In recognition of this time of change in our political and social landscape, and the need for many to connect to a place of refuge, harmony, and equanimity, we offer a half-day of sitting and practice. Sitting in silence with others may help us clarify our path to find an appropriate response, both on a personal level and a societal level.

The afternoon will include alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a closing circle. Meditation instruction will be offered. You are welcome to participate in part or all of the afternoon schedule. You are invited to join the regular evening meditation at 5:40pm that follows and stay for dinner (by donation) at a reserved table.

This afternoon of sitting is also an expression of support for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21 and is open to everyone.

There is no fee for this event. Dana will be gratefully accepted.

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. Liz Wiener
    Dec 29 2016

    Will it be possible to sit on a chair?

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    • Sangha News editor
      Dec 29 2016

      Yes, it will be. You can check in with Tova and Lisa and let them know.

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    • Lisa Hoffman
      Jan 18 2017

      We will be set up in advance with chairs and cushions, no worries.

      Reply
  2. M Topping
    Dec 29 2016

    As someone who will be attending the Million Women March, thank you for your support. I promise to bring your message of compassion to DC.

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  3. Michael Maher
    Jan 2 2017

    Thank you for All you do. I am not in California. Will this ‘Sit’ be on Livestream? Either way, will be with you with every breath…
    Deep Gassho.

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    • Sangha News editor
      Jan 3 2017

      The sitting will not be on Livestream, but I hope you will be able to participate “in heart and mind” from your time zone.

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  4. emma
    Jan 7 2017

    I love that you are doing this! Do we need to book or just show up?

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    • Sangha News editor
      Jan 9 2017

      Just show up. Tova and Lisa, or someone at the door, will greet everyone.

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  5. Jan 7 2017

    Is it better to sit or to march? There will be marches in SF Friday and Saturday. Is there not a buddhist way to march and show solidarity with our feet, by walking mindfully?

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    • Tova Green
      Jan 9 2017

      Sitting or marching — both are expressions of our concerns and solidarity. You are welcome to attend the sitting for part of the afternoon and join one of the marches … or just march. One is not better than the other. –Tova

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  6. Jennifer Massey
    Jan 12 2017

    If I were to show up later in the afternoon, do you have a preferred joining time?

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    • Sangha News editor
      Jan 12 2017

      I think it’s fine to arrive at any time. There will be someone to answer the door and you can let them know you are participating in the sitting.

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  7. Elisabeth STUDD DELINE
    Jan 17 2017

    Could it be Livestream for practitioners like me living outside SFZC (I live in Corsica)? It would be marvelous to share with SFZC this moment. Deep bows

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    • Sangha News editor
      Jan 19 2017

      The event will not be on Livestream, but I hope you will be able to participate by sitting at the same time. Thank you for your interest in the San Francisco Zen Center and in this sitting.

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  8. Mai
    Jan 18 2017

    Thank you for this. This will be my first group meditation experience (outside of yoga), please let me know if there is anything I should know.

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    • Sangha News editor
      Jan 19 2017

      The event is open to all and there’s no need for previous experience. Check in with Tova and Lisa; they will be able to set you up for the sitting.

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  9. Julia
    Jan 20 2017

    You guys rock. Mille grazie.

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