ART OF MEDITATION 2024
Rooting Practice in Community
Seasonal 11-week Practice Series / Yearlong Program
with Lisa Genki Gibson & Brooke Teisui McNamara
The Art of Meditation Practice Series are an opportunity for you to come home to your life, awakening to who you really are and to the liberation and vitality that is available in each moment.
Art of Meditation Practice Series is anchored in practices and perspectives from the Zen tradition, enriched by explorations in interpersonal skills, that all point us to recognize that there is fundamentally no separation between ourselves and others. This is a space to directly discover the truth of who you are, and to manifest this insight naturally and uniquely on and off your cushion.
Each week we meet for one brief but potent hour online. Together we meditate for 30 minutes, and spend the other 30 minutes exploring teachings, discussion, and connection around the profound, simple, and wild practice of Zen meditation. We look forward to offering a warm, strong container for you to come practice meditation in community with us, simply sitting as our whole selves so that we might respond freshly with wisdom and compassion to each moment.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Brooke Teisui McNamara and Lisa Genki Gibson are transmitted Zen teachers and lineage holders in the Soto lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi through Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi. Their intertwined paths of meditation, motherhood, leadership, and creativity are a source of endless complexity, insight, and joy. They host workshops and retreats through their locally based centers, Dragon Lake Zen in Boulder, CO and Dragon Moon Zen in Vancouver, BC, and collaborate in various online offerings.
Lisa Gibson is a facilitator, coach, systems change consultant and transmitted lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition. She supports individuals, groups and systems enact their larger potential and work across difference to create a more just, caring and sustainable world. As a Zen teacher and committed student of reality, she is passionate about the potency of meditation practice to deepen our expression of wisdom, compassion and joy in everyday life. Lisa is based in Vancouver, Canada with her family on the unceded ancestral lands and waters of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Wauthuth Nations where the mountains, trees and her family are a constant source of inspiration.
Brooke McNamara, MFA, is a poet, creativity coach, and transmitted Zen teacher and lineage holder. She has published two books of poems: Bury the Seed and Feed Your Vow. She loves to create poems from 3 main ingredients: the raw material of everyday life, wholehearted and visceral listening, and the mind of meditation. Brooke has taught at Naropa University in Yoga Studies and at the University of Colorado, Boulder in Dance. She is a founding teacher at Dragon Lake Zen, and teaches in-person and online courses and retreats to facilitate the awakening of innate wisdom, compassion, artistry, and play. Originally from San Diego, Brooke now lives in Boulder, CO with her husband, Rob, and their two sons, Lundin and Orion.