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Lawyers' retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Led by Norman Fischer, Mary Mocine, and James Baraz
Woodacre, CA
April 14-17, 2005

"In this age of unprecedented distraction and information density, every professional needs tools to clear the mind, calm the body and reveal what matters most. It is both a practical, and a personal necessity." - Steven Keeva, author of Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life

Meditation can provide a practical tool for busy legal professionals to quiet the mind, enhance clarity and awareness, and restore a more peaceful balance to their lives. This is an intimate retreat (limit 30 people) in which we will do significant amounts of meditation practice as well as engage in focused small group and large group discussions about the interaction between the practice of law and the practice of meditation. There will be significant periods of silence.

Cost $315-$225, sliding scale. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation made at the end of the retreat. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend.

For more information call the Infoline (415) 488-0164 x406, or you can register for this retreat by downloading the registration form and liability waiver here. Print these forms, fill them out and mail them along with your deposit to the Registrar, SRMC, PO Box 909, Woodacre, CA 94973.

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Contact Doug Chermak at d_chermak@yahoo.com for more information.

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Dharma Group for Lawyers
Led by Mary Mocine
Berkeley Zen Center and San Francisco Zen Center
One Sunday each month (for specific dates, click here)

The group will meditate for a half hour, then discuss an aspect of law practice as it relates to meditation and our deeper values. The retreatants will continue to work with Norman Fischer's book, Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up. Norman has been one of the teachers at the Sprit Rock lawyers' retreats. He was abbot at S.F. Zen Center before leaving to found the Everyday Zen Foundation and take the dharma out into the world. Norman's book is an exploration of what it means to be a mature person in our difficult world. It is a useful text for lawyers wondering how to practice law and still retain their humanity and integrity.

For information, please contact Mary Mocine at marymo@att.net or (707) 649-2480.
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Law Dharma: Meditation and Meditative Movement at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
Led by Mary Mocine
May 15-20, 2005

As lawyers, we live much in our minds. We forget our bodies. We forget our breath. They have much to teach us. Contemplative practices can bring us back into harmony. In this workshop we will explore meditation, yoga and other meditative practices that help us remain grounded in our actual experience, which includes the body and the mind. The yoga will be gentle and there will be senior students available to assist. In the morning there will also be more advanced self-practice time available and there will be assistance then as well. In discussions we will explore our work lives and what contemplative practices bring to them. There will be time for individual meetings with the leader as well as plenty of time for enjoying Tassajara and simply relaxing.

For more information, contact Mary Mocine at marymo@att.net or call (707) 649-2480.
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Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative
Summer Learning Forum: Spirit in Action
June 20-24, 2005
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Combining ancient wisdom with modern theory and practice; learn advanced techniques for negotiation, mediation, and lawyering.

3 concurrent workshops with distinguisehed faculty: Leonard Riskin and Melissa Blacker, Jack Himmelstein and Norman Fischer, and Erica Fox and Marc Gafni.

If you have questions about registration, please email Cristin Martineau at cmartin@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-1684 ext 555. For more information, visit www.pon.harvard.edu/hnii

This program is in cooperation with The American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section

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