Workshop aims to help participants cultivate inner peace

SUNY Oswego will present an inner-peace workshop Wednesday, Nov. 16, for those anxious about the economy, world events, family issues, academic work, job-related stress or other factors.

Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi, abbot of the Zen Center of Syracuse and the Dai Bosatsu Zendo monastery in the Catskills, will serve as instructor from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 114 of the Campus Center. She began Zen practice in 1967 at the Zen Studies Society in New York City, and spent two years at Dai Bosatsu Zendo. Shinge Roshi was ordained in 1991 and authorized as a Dharma teacher the following year.

The workshop, free and open to the public, will feature instruction in sitting and walking meditation with an awareness of breath and posture, helping participants enter into deep relaxation. Discussion will focus on how to break free of old patterns and cultivate innate wisdom and compassion, no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Workshop sponsors include the SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center, Lifestyles Center and Civic Engagement Coaliton.

Parking is free in campus lots for those attending this event. For more information, contact Maria Grimshaw-Clark, interim director of the SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center, at

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(Posted: Nov 01, 2011)