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Introductory Workshops on Zen

Conducted by Roshi Graef and her students, Workshops are a practical and authentic introduction to Zen Buddhism. During the half-day schedule of talks, question periods, demonstrations and guided meditation, participants are introduced to the body-mind disciplines of Zen Buddhism.

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Kannon Bodhisattva

A Course in Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness is an ancient Buddhist meditation leading to the development of unconditional lovingkindness and friendliness. Metta is something you feel in your heart, a positive emotional state towards others as well as ourselves.

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Indian Food

Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Learn how to prepare a delicious and authentic vegetarian Indian meal in the Vermont Zen Center’s spacious kitchen.With a cookbook of the recipes in hand and practical experience from the Zen Center’s kitchen, you will be ready to prepare an Indian meal for your family and friends.

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Filipino Food

Filipino Vegan Cooking

Explore authentic Filipino dishes, vegan style. You will acquire the basic skills necessary to prepare and achieve the distinctive taste and flavor of Filipino food. The creativity and inventiveness involved in this course will inspire you to prepare vegan food that is both healthy and delicious, which you will then enjoy for lunch.

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Indian Food

Tai Chi

Tai chi offers many benefits for health, relaxation, and concentration. A Tai Chi practitioner is mindful during each posture and movement, allowing the chi energy to flow throughout the body. There are numerous medical studies demonstrating the physical and mental benefits of Tai Chi, including for many people with arthritic and neurological conditions.

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Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

Learn the basic elements of flower arranging and its relationship to Zen meditation. After a short period of meditation participants will learn flower arranging techniques through a lecture and demonstration. Following that there will be time for participants to do their own arrangements.

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Art Course

Sumi-e & Drawing Course

Costa Rican art instructor Katia Rodriguez has created an all-new curriculum to teach both Western-style drawing and Eastern sumi-e. Art course participants are free to focus on just one or on both of these techniques. Katia will adapt the course to each person’s needs.

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