The Art of Meditation program 
Cynthia Kear leads an Art of Meditation Dharma talk 
Collaborative poetry written during one of the Dharma meetings
Collaborative poetry written during one of the Dharma meetings
Collaborative poetry written during one of the Dharma meetings
Collaborative poetry written during one of the Dharma meetings

Sacred Synergies: Works by Tobi Kahn Programs + Events

The Art of Meditation: A Four Part Series of Zen Buddhist Meditation Sittings
Organized by Tamara Loewenstein

A series of meditations and dharma talks entitled The Art of Meditation sought to explore the art of meditation practice and the intersection between the visual arts and meditation. Kahn’s contemplative large-scale paintings and the gallery environment were employed as a portal of entry into dharma talks. The sessions moved through the gallery space, one held per alcove each week and were hosted by a different Buddhist priest each week.

Part I: Introduction to Series and Meditation
January 20, 2011

The first meeting of this four part series set the stage for the following week’s talks with Zen Buddhist priests Cynthia Kear, Tova Green, and Julia Ten Eyck each present to provide an overview of the program. Participants had an opportunity for Q & A.

Part II: Lead by Tova Green
January 27, 2011

Jisan Tova Green is Zen priest and a hospice social worker. She was ordained by Eijun Linda Cutts in 2003 and has been a resident of San Francisco Zen Center for the last twelve years. Tova has played cello since the age of 10 and is a writer, photographer and painter.

Part III: Lead by Julia Ten Eyck
February 3, 2011

Gyoji Julia Ten Eyck is a Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. She has had a meditation practice for many years, and was ordained by her Zen teacher, Rev. Darlene Cohen, in 2010. She is president of the Board of Directors of Hartford Street Zen Center, is active in Dharma Lawyers, and is currently a student in the Shogaku Zen Institute on-going priest training program. A published writer and poet, she has played piano since the age of 8. She is an attorney and mediator in individual practice in San Francisco.

Part IV: Leady by Cynthia Kear
February 10, 2011

Cynthia Kear (Horyu Ryotan) is a Zen priest and Dharma Heir of Darlene Cohen. In addition to leading several sanghas, she regularly gives talks and workshops throughout the Bay Area. Cynthia is a published novelist and poet and deeply enjoys photography. She is the Senior Vice President of the California Academy of Family Physicians and is drawn to “marketplace” practice.

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