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Lions Roar : July 2012
A DIRECTORY OF MEDITATION, RETREAT, AND YOGA CENTERS SHAMBHALA SUN Network california AGAINST THE STREAM BUDDHIST MEDITATION SOCIETY 4300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. (323) 665- 4300, Fax: (323) 665-4404, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.againstthestream.org • Founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream has two cen- ters in Los Angeles and Santa Monica offering weekly classes, daylong retreats, and special class series. CALIFORNIA TENDAI MONASTERY PO Box 811, Cobb, CA 95426. (707) 295-7733, keisho@ xprs.net, www.caltendai.org • Japanese Mantrayana. HOSHU-IN is the goma-do and daily life is modeled on SEKIZAN ZEN-IN in Kyoto. VK Leary Keisho, Abbot. DHAMMAKAYA MEDITATION CENTER OF SAN JOSE 19198 De Havilland Dr, Saratoga, CA 95070. (408) 490- 4448, email@example.com, www.dmc.tv/en • Home of Dhammakaya Meditation in Northern California. Weekend Meditation classes and retreats. Sunday Buddhist ceremonies. Please contact us for details. 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TIBETAN NYINGMA INSTITUTE 1815 Highland Place, Berkeley, CA 94709. (510) 809- 1000, Fax: (510) 649-9774, nyingma-institute@nyingma. org, www.NyingmaInstitute.org • Home of Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye), Nyingma Psychology and the Time, Space, and Knowledge Vision. Offering retreats, workshops and classes. VAJRAPANI INSTITUTE FOR WISDOM CULTURE PO Box 2130, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. (800) 531-4001, email@example.com, www.vajrapani.org • A meditation retreat center offering Tibetan Buddhist retreats and pri- vate meditation retreat cabins. Available to rent for your spiritual group. ZEN CENTER OF SAN DIEGO 2047 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109. (858) 273-3444, www.zencentersandiego.org • Teachers: Elizabeth Hamilton, Ezra Bayda. Daily sitting sesshins, teacher consultations. northwest CANYON MOUNTAIN CENTER 511 SE Hillcrest St, John Day, OR 97845. (541) 932-2725, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bodysoulalignment.com • Beautiful high desert valley. Daily Zazen, yoga, well being I Want to Be Peaceful continued from page 35 become fascinated with jade, and decided to learn all there was to know about it. He hired the foremost authority on the subject, who instructed him to come to her home once a week for a tutorial. As he arrived on the first day, he was greeted and given some tea. Then the man was handed a large piece of jade, and with that, the tutor disappeared for an hour. When the tutor returned she claimed the jade, thanked the patron for his time, and told him his next appoint- ment was scheduled for the same time the following week. The man wasn’t sure what to make of this experience, but he’d learned patience in his years in business, and deferred for the time being to the reputation of his tutor. Sure enough, the same thing hap- pened again the next week. This time the patron was less willing to defer, but he restrained himself, and came back for a third time. And then a fourth time. Each visit repeated itself exactly: some tea, some small talk, the piece of jade was put into his hand, and the tutor left for an hour. Finally, after many weeks, he was once again handed the jade and the tutor departed. At the end of that hour he couldn’t contain himself any lon- ger. Everything that had been boiling within him burst forth when the tutor returned. “I have no idea what you think you’re doing! But I’m no fool. You’ve just been wasting my time and my money. And now, to add insult to injury, this time you put a piece of fake jade into my hand.” And he was right— it was fake. Just pay attention. Perhaps you’re stressed. Perhaps you have some burning question about life and death. Perhaps you intuit there is something more to all this than you’ve been told. Sit down. Shut up. Pay attention. You never know when it will reveal what is true and what is fake. ♦ SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2012 91