This Week at the Creek

October 13 & 14
Sunday Morning
Monday Evening

Sunday, Oct. 13th – 10:30-12pm
The World in the Ten Directions
A Meditation & Teaching with Rachel Boughton

Monday, Oct. 14th, 7-9pm
Backwards
Meditation & Dharma Talk with Rachel Boughton

Backwards: Meditation and Dharma Talk with Rachel Boughton

Monday, Oct. 14th
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Creek

The crazier things get, the more I feel I need to have an opinion, to know what’s right and wrong. But what if the way to start is exactly the opposite of that?

Days of the Living – A Oaxaca Retreat with Rachel Boughton

Nov. 8-10 2019
Oaxaca
Mexico

RETREAT – Oaxaca, MX: Life keeps throwing us into darkness, the unknown, the unforeseen. Things are lost for a time, we fetch around in the dark and feel our way in a world without defined edges. This can even be a blessing.

Refuge in Awakening, Shelter from the Storm: A Retreat with Rachel Boughton, Roshi

Saturday September 21, 10am – 4pm
SRCZC
Santa Rosa, CA

The ultimate safe harbor is inside my mind, always available, always here.  Sometimes that can seem unlikely, but when I’ve tried everything else, everything I can grab and hold,

(LIVE) Life is a Bubble: Meditation & Teaching with Rachel Boughton

Monday, Sept. 23rd, 7-9pm 
SRCZC
Santa Rosa, CA

The world of form is so compelling, I get stuck in it, mired in its sticky realness. But sometimes I look around and see the way everything changes. What’s so real now wasn’t so 10 years ago, and 10 years from now everything will be different

Live Talk: Every Day is a Good Day, with John Tarrant

LIVE Streamed - Monday, Sept. 9th, 7-9pm
SRCZC
Santa Rosa, CA

‘Every day is a good day’ wasn’t aspirational, it was how he saw life. We don’t take half measures, we can have life now. The other thing to notice is that he also thought of this as a discovery, something you saw when the full moon rose in your mind.

Sacred Bones Meditation & Dharma Talk with Rachel Boughton 

Monday, Aug 26th, 7-9pm
SRCZC
Santa Rosa, CA

Live Streamed 7-9pm Aug. 26th- Some koans are stories. I like these ones, there are so many places to enter. This koan is part of a longer story, involving passion and regret and finally a new point of view.

Impossible Tasks Meditation & Dharma Talk John Tarrant 

MONDAY June 3, 2019 7-9pm
SRCZC
Santa Rosa, CA

Live talk – Some koans give us impossible tasks like the ones in fairy tales. We can’t deal with them out of what we already know and they help us notice that everything that we love comes out of the dark of not knowing. We are immersed in our lives.

Trapped on Spaceship Earth – Meditation & Teaching with Rachel Boughton

Sunday May 5th, 10:30-12pm
SRCZC
Santa Rosa, CA

What am I doing here? There must be some way out. Who are these people?
We’re trapped here in this life, on this planet, complete with its uncertainties…

Koans to save your life – Meditation & Dharma Talk with John Tarrant

Monday, May 6th, 7-9pm
SRCZC
Santa Rosa, CA

Koans are like divinations, or Yi King readings, or friends who show up to help you see your own face and your own life. In the koan world, there is no moment of your life that is not true and real.