Zen Buddhism for Beginners: An Introductory Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Zen

Sunday, April 15 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cowell Hall - CO 414 - Classroom

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Lead by Dr. Gordon Greene, this workshop explores the theory and practice of Zen Buddhism. No prior experience with Zen is necessary: this event is designed for beginners, but is open to Buddhist practitioners of all kinds who appreciate the “beginner’s mind.” This event will be participatory, so please come with a willingness to experiment with new ways of using breath and posture through basic breathing, sitting and walking exercises.

This event is free and open to the public, however, RSVP is required. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. To register, please contact Professor Geoff Ashton gashton@usfca.edu.

About the workshop leader:

Gordon Greene, PhD (Physical Geography), is Head Priest (“Roshi”) at the Spring Green Zen Dojo (Spring Green, Wisconsin) and a medical educator. Greene Roshi has trained in Zen Buddhism and martial arts for 40 years. As a medical educator, he served on the faculty at the University of Hawai’i School of Medicine (1991-2006), consults with medical schools and hospitals in Japan, and is a hospital chaplain in Madison, Wisconsin, and Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.