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.

For Sunday, August 15

We will meet on Zoom through the temple link, at 9:30 this coming Sunday. At 10 we will have a discussion on whatever arises for you in response to the quote below. Please enter using the “Enter Zendo Now” link on website:
www.Vallejo zen

Please reflect on this by Lama Willa Miller:
     Reactivity thrives in the gap between how
     things are and how we wish they would
     be. This is one way to understand grasping:
     it is energy that externalizes and reaches
     slightly ahead of the present. When we are
     living that way, the mind stays rigid and
     expectant. It cannot land on what is.

Yup. How often we torture ourselves by our resentment at not getting what we want, in our work or other parts of our lives. The Rolling Stones pointed out long ago that “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need. “ yikes! We do need to know our grasping after what we want and our turning away from what we need. This.

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

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