Just Enough: Mindfulness and Money

Northwest USA  

November 16, 2013
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

Our own experience of desire or anxiety about money and possessions is obvious. Is there a Middle Way when it comes to money? While we have an insatiable craving for things, the good news is that we have another kind of desire: a desire for the true well-being of ourselves and others.

In this workshop, we will explore how to:
—shift from the pursuit of material happiness to a happiness free of external conditions
—increase awareness of money, spending, and debt
—bring ethics and wisdom to how we earn or spend money
—apply what the Buddha taught about money, and use practical tools of personal and financial awareness

Join us for this popular workshop!

Price: Suggested donation $35. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
For fixed price events, a reduced rate is available to anyone in need. Contact registrar for details.

Laura Jomon Martin & Patrick Bansho Green

A social worker since 1993, Laura Jomon Martin has been teaching mindfulness in health and mental health care since 2002. She has been an instructor of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) since 2009. She is in private practice as a counselor.

Patrick Bansho Green is a Zen Community of Oregon lay leader with experience teaching meditation for beginners. His training includes over 20 sesshin (silent retreats) and 6 weeks of residential training at Great Vow Zen Monastery. He has 20 years of political organizing experience and is director of a statewide nonprofit.

Patrick and Laura are senior Zen students with Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in Portland, OR. They are also the proud companions of Louis, a golden retriever.