Dharma Group for Lawyers
One Sunday per month, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
For Sunday, September 17, 2023
Take a look at this triangular rock face above Convict Lake in the eastern Sierra what do you see in it? Notice how your mind imposed an idea onto it. Notice that we do that all the time. See you Sunday.
Practice For Lawyers
Law Dharma offers lawyers meditation-based programs intended to deepen their practice of law. Too often we are so entangled in our emotions or our view of a case that we cannot see clearly. We cause ourselves and others to suffer when we lash out in anger or we fail to see opportunities because we are so blinded by our own attachments to emotions or views. The meditative perspective helps to keep us grounded and able to see clearly.
Law Dharma founder Mary Mocine studied law at Hastings College of the Law. She was admitted to the California bar in 1971. Ms. Mocine practiced legal service, litigation and labor law for 18 years. In 1989 she left the practice of law to become a Buddhist monk.
Law Dharma offers a monthly meditation/discussion group. We meet at 9:30 for a half-hour meditation then have a discussion of a topic of interest for about an hour then have a potluck brunch.
2023 Retreat (4 hours MCLE)
March 5-9 at Green Gulch Farm
The regular group has decided to plan a retreat of our own at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Muir Beach next year. We will stay at the Guest House and eat with the Community. Space is limited to 12
rooms, some double and some single so if you are interested or want more information, please let me know soon. We must put down a substantial deposit in early January so we will have to decide for sure
by then. The content and yoga parts of the retreat will be much like at Tassajara but the food will be simpler (still delicious) and no mineral springs baths…And, it is lovely country and there are lots of hiking
trails, some flat and some hills and…there is Muir Beaach.
Articles by Mary Mocine
- “Is it useful?”, California Lawyer, December 2004
- “Realizing Kindness”, California Lawyer
- “The Art of Listening, California Lawyer, 2000