The Attending Eye: A Photography and Poetry Workshop

Event has passed (Sat May 3, 2014 - Sat May 3, 2014)
San Francisco Zen Center
10:00 am
$64 - $80
Religion, Arts, Buddhist Temple, Photographer


What do we see? How does what we see change as we regard it? How do we change in this encounter? Immerse yourself in a day of looking closely.

In this workshop, we will engage in different modes of attention, stimulating our receptivity and our agility of response. We'll sit zazen. We'll cultivate our close observation in a combination of writing and photography exercises. We’ll support each other’s work in an immersive, exploratory environment.

Can our openness allow us a fresh regard for what is right in front of us?

GENINE LENTINE is the author of Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model (Kelly's Cove Press, 2012), Mr. Worthington's Beautiful Experiments on Splashes (New Michigan Press, 2010), and most recently, Found Dharma Talks (Missing Links Press, 2013). She is also co-author, with Stanley Kunitz and photographer Marnie Crawford Samuelson, of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden. She received an MS in Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University and an MFA in Poetry from New York University. Recent work appears in The Baffler, Funk & Wag, and the PEN Poetry Series. She teaches privately and at San Francisco Art Institute. For more information see

SHUNDO DAVID HAYE began his zen practice in 2000, and has lived at San Francisco Zen Center since then. He was ordained as a priest in 2009, served as head monk at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in the fall of 2012, and is currently serving as the director at Zen Center's temple in Hayes Valley. Visit Shundo's photo blog at


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