Law Dharma

Dharma Group for Lawyers

One Sunday per month, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
For the foreseeable future we will meet by Zoom. If you don’t already have the Zoom app on your device, you will need to download it. It is free to those not hosting. If you are interested in joining, please contact Mary Mocine at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

There is a classic Zen saying: “Please treasure yourself.” These are difficult and scary and anxious times. Please bear in mind this admonition. Of course you should wash your hands and avoid contact and stay home. But, don’t forget to treasure yourself as well. Take time to meditate, eat wholesome food (maybe a bit of ice cream) get exercise and so on. The more grounded we can be, the better decisions we can make.

Please treasure yourself.

For Sunday, October 11, 2020

Our Zoom meeting is on for this coming Sunday with meditation beginning at 9:30. I will send out an invitation but you can also join through our website now through a link on our home page. www.vallejozencentet.org. Do not try to enter through Rochael’s link as this is our usual monthly meeting.

In the meantime, consider this from Justice Ginsburg in response to a reporter asking her how she’d like to be remembered.

       Someone who used whatever talent she
       had to do her work to the very best of
        her ability. And to help repair tears in
        her society, to make things a little
        better through the use of whatever
        ability she has.

Wow. Notice that there is no grasping here. No big ego. What would it be like if we each did our work with this generous sense of simply being useful.

I may have shared this with you at her memorial last month but it beats repeating I think.
See you Sunday morning.

Practice For Lawyers

Tassajara has canceled May retreats, including ours.

If you are interested in participating in an on-line version of this retreat, please contact Mary Mocine at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Law Dharma offers lawyers meditation-based programs intended to deepen their practice of law. Too often we are so entangled in our emotions or our view of a case that we cannot see clearly. We cause ourselves and others to suffer when we lash out in anger or we fail to see opportunities because we are so blinded by our own attachments to emotions or views. The meditative perspective helps to keep us grounded and able to see clearly.

Law Dharma founder Mary Mocine studied law at Hastings College of the Law. She was admitted to the California bar in 1971. Ms. Mocine practiced legal service, litigation and labor law for 18 years. In 1989 she left the practice of law to become a Buddhist monk.

Law Dharma offers a monthly meditation/discussion group. We meet at 9:30 for a half-hour meditation then have a discussion of a topic of interest for about an hour then have a potluck brunch.

There is an MCLE retreat led by Mary Mocine held at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Details can be found below and registration information at www.sfzc.org.

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