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Zen Ceremony & Everyday Life

Tricia McFarlin & Mary Carol Edwards

Tricia McFarlin & Mary Carol Edwards

6 Tuesdays, February 19 - March 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

How do ceremonies connect with your everyday life? All ceremonies start in a certain way and end in a certain way.

The way we hold our bodies as we practice the ceremonies is saturated with meaning. Ceremony is a mindfulness exercise and much more. In this course, we will learn how to be in ceremonies, a process of learning how to observe those around us, to be in the group as a single body, and we will also learn the practice that ceremonies teach us of being spontaneous in the flow of the ceremony, doing our best without a mind of right or wrong.

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Taught by Mary Carol Edwards and Tricia McFarlin.
Mary Carol is a lay entrusted teacher at Houston Zen Center and one of its founding members. She is the head gardener at the Center and spends her life dedicated to restoring wetlands in Texas.

Tricia is a novice priest who recently completed two terms as the President of the Board of HZC. She teaches literature in a local high school.

Earlier Event: February 17
Abbot Gaelyn Godwin
Later Event: February 24
Unzan Mako Voelkel