Introduction to Zen Practice Workshop

6/18/2022, 8:30am - 11:30am at Countryside Church

An Introduction to Zen Practice Workshop takes place on June 18 at Countryside Church, 1025 N. Smith St. Palatine, IL from 8:30 – 11:30 AM. The workshop provides basic, practical information including how to do zazen (Zen meditation), how to establish a home practice, how to make everyday activities practice, the aims of practice, and what programs are available for practice through GPZC. Attending online is also available, although in person is prefered in order to be able to more readily try out different meditation postures using GPZC's cushions,benches and chairs. The follow information applies to those attending in person:

  • We are requiring that anyone attending in person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will require proof of vaccination. We strongly recommend also having the booster shot, but do not require it.
  • Anyone providing proof of medical contra-indication (i.e. a letter from their doctor) for the COVID vaccine (or booster, should we require it in the future) can provide proof of a negative molecular COVID test (NAAT, PCR, etc., not an antigen test) within 72 hours prior to attendance in lieu of vaccine.
  • Participants will be seated 6 feet apart and asked to maintain social distancing when possible.
  • Participants must wear N95, KN95 or KF94 grade masks and will be provided with one if they do not bring one.

We invite those who attend this Introductory Workshop to follow up by attending the series of 4 Aspects of Zen Practice classes that take place once a month on Sundays from 5:30 – 6:30. We also encourage you to join us for any Sunday night sitting in Palatine beginning at 7 PM.

Suggested donation is $25. Those experiencing financial hardship can contribute what is comfortable for them. Registration prior to attending is required. Register by June 17.