Dharma Group for Lawyers
One Sunday per month, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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, July 12, 2020
We are on for this coming Sunday. Please note that I will send out an invitation to join the meeting, so do not use the one that Rochael sends for other Sundays. I attach the calendar which lists all of the regular meetings. Rochael hosts a check-in on the other Sundays. You are welcome to join that, just let her know if you are interested. For both, we start at 9:30 with 30 minutes of zazen. My invitation will go out at about 9:25. Everything is on Zoom.
Please consider this about “don’t know mind.” A student asked a teacher in a regular column in the magazine Buddhadharma:
Practice For Lawyers
Tassajara has canceled May retreats, including ours.
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.
Articles by Mary Mocine
- “Is it useful?”, California Lawyer, December 2004
- “Realizing Kindness”, California Lawyer
- “The Art of Listening, California Lawyer, 2000