Law Dharma

Dharma Group for Lawyers

One Sunday per month, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
For the foreseeable future we will meet by Zoom. If you don’t already have the Zoom app on your device, you will need to download it. It is free to those not hosting. If you are interested in joining, please contact Mary Mocine at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

For Sunday, January 22, 2023

Happy New Year!  Let’s sit at 9:30 a.m. Please click on Enter Zendo Now on homepage, www.vallejozencenter.org or through invitation I will send out around 9:25 a.m.

In the meantime, please consider this: Señora is the title of an interesting memoir about a woman from the US who decides to build a home in Mexico. Her contractor is always saying that to her. This is because she tends not to see the larger picture. She doesn’t realize the consequences of decisions she makes. He saves her from folly by pointing to reality.

I think it is a good reminder to all of us. Slow down and take a look at the implications of decisions you are about to make. This applies not only to big ones such as siting a house but also to the words you might be about to say in haste out of anxiety, fear, anger or even excitement.

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.

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