We invite you to join this opportunity to practice deep listening and wholehearted speech, to build community and connection. Council process is a way of deep sharing in which participants speak, one at a time, from the heart. The intentions of council are speaking from the heart, listening from the heart, lean expression, speaking out, spontaneity, and confidentiality. The tenets of council are not knowing, bearing witness, and appropriate action. The theme for this council: As we have moved into our newly remodeled Zen Center and continue to experience changes in our own lives, how does change affect your practice? What practices or rituals help you deal with change?
Participants are encouraged to be present for one or both periods of zazen (5:50 and 6:30 pm) prior to council. Please be on time for council, since, out of respect for the process, it is not possible to join council once it has begun.