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      DEEPLY ORDINARY, A Day of Doing Not-doing with Robert Rosenbaum in Sacramento

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      August 17, 2019

      Saturday   8:30 AM

      3111 Wissemann Drive
      Sacramento, California 95826

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      DEEPLY ORDINARY, A Day of Doing Not-doing with Robert Rosenbaum

      Registration The fee is on a sliding scale of $20 to $60, according to ability.  A few days prior to the retreat the minimum fee increases to $25. Please note that the registration does not include a donation for the teacher. You can donate to the teacher on the day of the event.   Until Tuesday, Aug. 13:    $20 to $60 After Tuesday, Aug. 13:    $25 to $60 Scholarships are available upon request.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Please contact the registrar, at to arrange for financial assistance.  If you wish to pay at the door or via check to the registrar, those options are available to you on the payment information page after you click the green "Register" button, enter the desired money amount and click the green "Checkout" button.   This Retreat DEEPLY ORDINARY, NOTHING HIDDEN: A Day of Doing Not-doing  Everyone wants to be special; everyone wants to belong. We scurry around trying to achieve these two seemingly contradictory goals when, fundamentally, our Buddha-nature is simply the special belongingness manifested every here, every now. Each of us is unique – like everyone else.  This is just natural. The saying goes: “Ordinary mind is the Way.” There is nothing special about enlightened being, nothing mysterious or hidden – it only requires that we don’t hide from ourselves and others. However,  we cling to delusions about who we “really” are, and these lead us to fear of letting ourselves just appear as ourselves and to allow others to appear as themselves even though these are inextricable from each other. Enlightenment expresses itself together with all being. This daylong will give us an opportunity to return to our fundamental nature, cultivating the art of effortless effort with sitting meditation, walking meditation, qigong movement and quiet rest. The dharma lecture and discussion will focus on how the Buddhist precepts help us be naturally free. For anyone who wishes,  one-on-one practice discussion will be available during the afternoon schedule. Biography Robert Meikyo Onza Rosenbaum has been practicing for 50 years and is devoted to householder practice. He received lay entrustment in Soto Zen from Sojun Mel Weitsman and in October will be receiving denkai transmission in Ordinary Mind Zen from Karen Terzano. He is certified as a senior teacher and heir of Grandmaster Hui Liu in Dayan (Wild Goose) qigong, a Taoist practice. He is a proud father and grandfather and a retired neuropsychologist and psychotherapist. His books include Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy; Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching; What’s Wrong with Mindfulness (and what isn’t) (with Barry Magid); and Torah Zen (with Norman Fischer, forthcoming) A note from Bob to those who expressed interest in Shahara Godfrey’s retreat originally scheduled for this date: Our sangha not only wants but needs people of color and of diverse backgrounds to share the dharma. I extend a special welcome to anyone who had signed up for the previous retreat to come to this one. and from SBMG: Please hold Jan 26, 2020, open, as plans are in process for a Deep Liberation retreat day with Devin Berry and Noliwe Alexander. In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing scented products at SBMG. Thank you for your kindness. Dana "Dana" is the Pali word for generosity and is the first paramita in Buddhism.  You will be invited to give an additional teacher donation on the day of the retreat to thank and honor the teacher yourself as these teachings are priceless and freely given by the teacher (meaning they don't charge a specific fee). The registration fee contributes to the rent, administrative costs, teacher travel, and material expenses for both this retreat as well as SBMG's ongoing Sunday Night programs.  Details to Consider Please try to arrive by 8:15 am to register and settle in.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a covered mug or water bottle, bag lunch and your personal cushion if you have one. Chairs and cushions will be available at the retreat, as well as tea and hot water.  In the spirit of doing no harm, we ask that you refrain from using scented products that may affect others.  The Dharma Center is wheelchair accessible. SBMG hosts teachers from all Buddhist traditions at weekly meetings and monthly daylong retreats.  All have been welcome since 1991.  SBMG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please contact the retreat coordinator if you have any questions:

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