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A weekly meditation group

With Marc Lesser
When you become you, zen becomes zen. When you are you, you see things as they are, and you become one with your surroundings.

-Shunryu Suzuki,
Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind

Welcome

to Mill Valley Zen, open to anyone wanting to learn to meditate, to have a regular meditation practice, to sit with others, to study Zen, to investigate the question of what it means to be a human being in these challenging and amazing times. I meet lots of people who want to have a regular meditation practice and find it difficult to maintain a regular practice in the midst of their busy lives. This group was formed to meet that need, as well as for those who want to refresh or deepen their
practices.

My definition of Zen these days is that it is the practice of developing a responsive and flexible mind while keeping your heart open. Zen practice is also a way of not being caught by our stories but instead to embrace and understand our stories and the paradoxical nature of being alive. As a Zen priest, CEO, husband, father, friend, writer I’m pleased and honored to be able to be part of a regular sitting group in Mill Valley.

Please join us.

Marc Lesser

Weekly Meeting Schedule

When

Wednesday evenings

Where

Homestead Valley Community Center, 315 Montford Avenue,
Mill Valley

What

Doors open 6:45
Meditation from 7:00 – 7:30
Walking meditation 7:30 – 7:40
Brief talk, or discussion, or presentation
Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with meditation required.
(Please bring your own sitting cushions. Chairs are available.)

Cost

None; Donations appreciated

ABOUT MARC LESSER

Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is known for his engaging, experiential presentations that integrate mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices and training. He is the author of 4 books, including Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, and CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company. www.marclesser.net.

Marc helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders which teaches the art of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savvy for creating great corporate cultures and a better world. He founded and was CEO of 3 companies, and has an MBA degree from New York University. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world. He leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group.

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