April 27-29, 2018
with Jared Seide and Ann Murray

Anywhere dialogue takes place - the practice of Council can deepen and enhance the experience. This age-old practice of listening empathetically and sharing heartfelt stories in a circle is used in classrooms and boardrooms, prisons and playgrounds by couples, families, and a variety of individuals to foster healthy, compassionate, and thriving communities.

The practice of Council brings individuals together in a circle to give voice to stories and to reveal commonality in our experiences, fears, and aspirations and triumphs. Practiced around the world in communities, organizations, healthcare, correctional and educational settings, Council helps to nurture the deep, authentic connections that are often neglected in our ever-faster, multi-tasking culture.

Council is also being integrated at multiple levels within the justice system, with prison inmates completing their sentences, correctional officers navigating the stress and challenges of their workplace, and communities struggling to reintegrate returning citizens in a peaceful and productive way.

Teachers: Jared Seide and Ann Murray

$195 for members, $225 for nonmembers

Friday: April 27 at 7:00-9:00 pm,
Saturday: April 28, 9am-6pm, Sunday,
Sunday, April 29, Jared speaks at SMZ, workshop continues and finishes 1-6 pm.

We ask that you attend all sessions full time. The workshop is limited to the first 20 people who signup.


"The Center is a thoroughly warm and welcoming milieu, where the spirit of Buddhism is ever-present and palpable. Bob and June are two wonderful paragons of authenticity, being-present and being-available for all seekers; everybody is lovingly invited to participate in the groups, classes, events to the extent one is comfortable. Very Zen, very real." 

David Beleckis