Just Enough: Mindfulness and Money

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Schedule: See above
Price: Suggested donation - $35. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

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!

Laura Jomon Martin & Patrick Bansho Green

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 political organizing experience and is director of a statewide non-profit.

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.