Santa Clara University



President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

Bannan Institutes

Feb 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. Joseph's Hall
Multifaith Sanctuary

Day of Mindfulness and Zen Meditation: Text as Practice

Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

This day of mindfulness and meditation will serve as an introduction to Zen meditation and mindfulness practice.  Participants will be invited to consider the text of practice with Zen teaching, as they practice group sitting and walking meditations. A vegetarian lunch will be served, accompanied by a teaching on mindful eating.  Time for individual interviews will also be available with Zen Master Bon Seong to provide space for interaction on personal matters.

MasterBerkeley-125x125Zen Master Bon Soeng (Jeff Kitzes) has served as the Guiding Teacher of the Empty Gate Zen Center since 1992.  He began practicing Zen in 1975, and began practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1979. In December of 1992, he received inka, authorization to teach koans. In 2001, he received dharma transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn and was given the name Bon Soeng which means "Original Nature."  Kitzes is also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in the integration of Zen Buddhism and Western Psychotherapy.

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Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
408 554 6917
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