This program, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been assisting post-deployed veterans in making a positive transition from military to civilian life since 2007. The program is sponsoring an event for veterans including rock climbing or a bay walk in San Francisco on Sunday, October 9, 9am-5pm.
Rock Climbing or Bay Walk in SF – Meditation / Mindfulness Practices at SFZC
- Meet at Planet Granite, 924 Mason St, SF, 94129, at 9am.
- Participate in an indoor rock-climbing class and spend a few hours climbing!
- Or you can use exercise equipment and the sauna.
- Or you may choose to go on a Bay Walk led by Chris.
- We will return to the SF Zen Center for lunch together.
- At the Zen Center, participants will learn techniques that have proven successful in reducing stress, quieting the mind and in healing and renewing the spirit. These body/mind practices focus on breath, sensory experience, and mindful awareness.
These events are free, non-denominational, and open to all vets who have served in the Persian Gulf or since 2001.
PLEASE REGISTER! Contact Dyan at 415.310.7075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The founders and facilitators, Lee Klinger Lesser and Chris Fortin, originally came together to share a concern about what was happening to Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and since then have led one-day events and retreats for a growing community of over 250 Vets.
Lee Klinger Lesser, M.S., is co-founder of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, offering one day and overnight events for Veterans. She has led workshops in Sensory Awareness, a mind/body discipline, for over 35 years in English and in Spanish. She has studied with Jim Gordon and the Center for Body-Mind Medicine based on their work of healing with people who have suffered from trauma in war zones around the world.
Chris Fortin, M.A. MFT, is co-founder of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, and is a Zen Buddhist priest and psychotherapist in private practice. She began practice at San Francisco Zen Center in 1976 and now practices as a leader in the Everyday Zen community. She has 30 years of experience in helping to heal the wounds and trauma of body, mind, and spirit.