2021 Practice Offerings

What We Don’t See workshop
Cost/ $75
Duration/ Three Sundays
June 13, June 20, June 27
10.00 a.m. –11.30 a.m. PDT
Non-refundable after registration closes

You can't discuss the ocean with a well frog that is limited by the space it lives in.
You can't discuss ice with a summer insect – it’s bound to a single season.

– Zhuangzhi

As practitioners of awareness, we’re always attempting to expand awareness to include All That Is. Conditioned mind is constantly framing what we can and cannot see, and we’re rarely aware that there is much we are not aware of. The process we’re identified with is the hardest process to dis-identify from since, more often than not, we don’t know we are in it!

Many of us are familiar with this old Zen story:

After ten years of apprenticeship, Tenno achieved the rank of Zen teacher. One rainy day, he went to visit the famous master Nan-in. When he walked in, the master greeted him with a question, “Did you leave your wooden clogs and umbrella on the porch?”

“Yes,” Tenno replied.

“Tell me,” the master continued, “did you place your umbrella to the left of your shoes, or to the right?”

Tenno did not know the answer, and realized that he had not yet attained full awareness. So he became Nan-in's apprentice and studied under him for ten more years.

Like Tenno, we need a mirror, a framework, a set of questions that will assist us to see what we don’t know we are missing.

Join Cheri and Ashwini for a series of three Sunday morning workshops to look at what obscures seeing beyond the veils of conditioned limitations.