Nature and Zen in Temple Garden Workshop

Nature and Zen in Temple Garden Workshop  

Date: Saturday, June 15

Time:  10 am -1:00 pm

Place: 740 Park Ave.

This garden installation workshop will include a talk on the history of Japanese landscape gardening as a temple art. How is this a practice? With a prepared garden map and plan, we will work in teams to install materials and plants for shaping this new addition to the garden landscape. Please come dressed to get dirty. If you have a weeding tool, please bring it. There is no charge for this workshop and everyone is welcome to attend.

This workshop will be given by our guest, Marcia Lieberman, during her two-week visit. She is a long-term Buddhist practitioner who has been at San Francisco Zen Center since 1989. Marcia has been a resident at all three SFZC practice centers. During this time she received training in the various doan positions regarding service and practice. She is a devoted student of Tea Ceremony. As head gardener at City Center, she also has been Flower Chiden (gathering and arranging flowers for the altars) for many years. Together with the City Center Ino, a book was produced on the forms and preparations for the various services throughout the year. She served as Shuso in the spring 2017 Green Gulch Farm practice period. Please check the calendar for additional events with Marcia.