Zen Practice Half-Days

Observing the Observer

Going Deeper and Getting Real in Meditation

Saturday, October 7th

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

When we meditate, we often put much effort into observing our experience. But who is this observer and what filters might be clouding their vision? Using the four foundations of mindfulness, we will practice looking carefully into how we meditate, who is “doing” the meditation, and learn to relax more deeply into our actual experience, without attaching to our conceptions.
This morning of practice will offer tea and a light snack at the beginning (8:00 am) followed by sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, and an opportunity to meet with the teacher. A suggested donation of $15 is asked and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Next Half-Day:

December 9th

all led by Karen DeCotis

all are 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

About the Teacher


Karen DeCotis is a Zen student and teacher who recently received priest ordination in the Soto Lineage. She has taught the Bozeman Zen Group since 2002 and practiced at the Berkeley Zen Center and San Francisco Zen Center beginning in 1986. Devoted to service and engaged learning, Karen brings knowledge of and experience with the Buddhist traditions along with a clear-eyed view of human life, suffering and transformation.  She is known for her humor and warmth, bringing her intelligence, wit and humility to every teaching opportunity.

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