"Introduction to Zen Meditation" workshop, December 16

Hello friends. Just wanted to remind you about this upcoming event. Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Introduction to Zen Meditation

Sunday Dec 16, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Well, 3711 Old Columbia Pike, 21043
(410) 418-8944
www.ellicottcitywellness.com

An introduction to Zen meditation and philosophy. We will practice informal sitting meditation, and discuss the principles and history of Zen. Topics for discussion include Zen's relationship to (and differences from) Buddhism, its effect on Japanese arts and culture, and its impact in America in areas such as the Beat and the Discordian movements.

About the instructor: With over two decades experience in the martial arts, Sensei Tom Swiss holds a fourth degree black belt in a school of karate that integrates Zen meditation. He is also an NCCAOM Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy and a Maryland Certified Massage Therapist, a poet/singer/songwriter, an amateur philosopher, and a professional computer geek. He teaches on a diversity of topics to a variety of audiences.

Suggested donation: $20.00. (I have asked the great folks at The Well to make this workshop by donation. If you are interested, please come, regardless of finances.)

And hey, while you're at The Well, why not check out their selection of books and other great stuff? (No, I don't get any money from merchandise sales...) Great holiday gifts. Or how about a gift certificate for yoga classes? Or - how about a nice shiatsu session for your loved ones this holiday season? (How about a nice shiatsu session for yourself, so you can reduce the stress of dealing with your loved ones this holiday season? :-) )

Happy holidays, and as always, thank you for your support.

-Tom Swiss
EarthTouch Shiatsu
www.EarthTouchShiatsu.com

P.S. The holidays serve to remind us how important it is to share. Looking for an easier way to make charitable donations this holiday? Try JustGive.org. This great website lets you find groups working for the causes important to you, and also lets you give anonymously, protecting your privacy and reducing mail solicitations.

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