We continue to evolve our practice as we come clearer on how to offer Zen training to those interested in working with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Sensei. Currently Sensei does not take on individual students unless the student has sat with her for a period of time, has had some Zen practice and/or has been working toward Jukai and or Zen priesthood for some years.
HERE ARE OUR OFFERINGS OF THE STILL BREATHING ZEN SANGHA:
Sunday Morning Talks and Teas – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Berkeley Zen Center. Open to everyone. Children are welcome – Upcoming dates [Keep an eye here]:
Every Tuesday Evening Sits for people of African descent. Application and sponsorship necessary. Our focus is applying Zen practice toward freedom of internalized oppression. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Berkeley Zen Center. Note that Sensei is not always available at these sits due to other engagements. Please do not park on Russell Street.
Every Fourth Tuesday Evening Sits for People of Color. The first gateway for students who would like to establish a Zen practice under the guidance of Zenju Sensei. If it is your first time and you do not know Sensei please contact us first before arriving. There is an information sheet you must complete. Note that Sensei is not always available at these sits due to other engagements. Email Info@zenju.org for the form. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Berkeley Zen Center.
UPCOMING: The Integral Zen Training Program For People of Color – This is a weekend intensive that occurs throughout the year. Dates and location are supplied upon approval of application. firstname.lastname@example.org
This program provides a holistic and relational path for students of color who find Zen training difficult to navigate due to systemic oppression inherent in the structure of Zen centers. The program incorporates relative world issues pertinent to students of color to address while on the path of Zen. It is a one-year program in which students can reapply for the next cohort. The cohort will meet on particular designated weekends with reflective processes in between.
Facilitated weekend cohorts
on topics that are integral to Zen and
the world at large
A curriculum for students of color
that includes books from authors of
color whose work can be used to
bring out Zen teachings
Accompanying each other to practice activities
at larger Zen Centers
Recommendations and suggestions
regarding best times for receiving
vows as lay person or priest.
Guest teachers and speakers.