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Seon Practice Service – Uposatha Observance – Guest Speaker, Shana Griffin, RDN
May 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Seon (Zen) Practice Services are held each Sunday from 9:00am-11:00am at the Historic Axe Factory building in Collinsville, Connecticut. For those new to Seon practice, please arrive at 8:30am for a brief introduction to the forms, which include chanting, bowing, sitting and walking meditation.
The Uposatha Observation is an ancient practice in which both lay and monastic practitioners placed special effort, attention to renewing and rededicating themselves to the study and practice of the Dharma. These observations fell on Full Moon periods of the lunar calendar. And so WLHZ continues in this practice tradition by reciting together the Five Precepts of ethical conduct.
Welcoming Shana Griffin, RDN —Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practitioner and “Grocery Store Nutrition Guru”! The Buddha’s instruction on meals focused on receiving only enough food to sustain the body for the practice of awakening. Now 2,500 years later, in our food-saturated consumer culture, how do we, as students, relate to food and really understand which foods are healthful? Nutritionist, Shana Griffin, RDN joins as our guest speaker—offering insights on nutrition that everyone should know. Shana will explain how to lower the toxin burden on the body and how to help it function at its best.