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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT EAST-WEST PROGRAM

 

Mercy Center remains temporarily closed during this time of sheltering in place. Even so, we seek to remain in strong community with family, friends, and neighbors. Although we cannot meet in person for Wednesday evening sitting meditation and Center Day for the time being, we are now offering live online Wednesday evening meditation and live online Center Day gatherings via Zoom.

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During this time that Mercy Center is closed to visitors, may we continue to hold its sacred space in our hearts and in our practice.

 

Bows to all,

 

Sr. Judy Cannon, Margaret Gainer, and

Mary A. DuQuaine, Mercy Center Director

 

 

LIVE ONLINE: EVENING MEDITATION

Until Mercy Center reopens, Wednesday evening meditation takes place from 7:00–8:30 p.m. PDT in live Zoom sessions led by Sr. Judy Cannon from the Rose Room zendo. Sr. Judy has been studying and practicing meditation since 2000. She has made silent retreats at Mercy Center Burlingame with Fr. Thomas Hand and Fr. Greg Mayers, and at The Insight Retreat Center and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 

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LIVE ONLINE: EAST-WEST CENTER DAY

Until Mercy Center reopens, Center Day meets on first Sundays of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. PDT in live Zoom sessions led by Margaret Gainer. Margaret teaches at several Bay Area meditation groups and churches. She completed Sati Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Training, and since 2005 has taught weekly meditation classes in a county jail.  Margaret attends a UCC church and brings Buddhist teachings and understanding into the life of the congregation.

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RETREATS IN 2020

The 2020 East-West retreat schedule is subject to change. Dates shown below are provided for reference. Registration will open as soon as possible; further updates will be posted.

 

Spring Zen Sesshin June 7-12

 

Meditation Retreat August 16-21

 

Fall Zen Sesshin November 8-13

 

Year-End Retreat Dec 27-Jan 1, 2021

 

 

 

HAIKU POETRY GROUP

The Four Seasons Haiku Kai meets quarterly to share and learn about haiku. All who are interested in this fun and meditative approach to writing haiku are welcome. No pre-registration required.

 

UPDATE:

 

The Spring May 30, 2020 meeting has been canceled due to Mercy Center's temporary closure.

 

If you would like to share your own haiku on the theme of "Clouds & Sky" with the other haiku group members, Email Mark Werlin.

 

We hope to meet again at Mercy Center on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

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EAST-WEST RESOURCES

Click the link to learn more about the history of the East-West program, watch videos of Fr. Greg Mayers and Fr. Thomas Hand, and listen to audio of spiritual talks from East-West teachers.

East-West Resources