Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30pm PT | 6:00pm - 7:30pm MT | 8:00 - 9:30pm ET 29 Weeks, June 30, 2021 - March 16, 2022 Via Zoom Young Urban Zen
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30pm PT | 6:00pm – 7:30pm MT | 8:00 – 9:30pm ET
29 Weeks, June 30, 2021 – March 16, 2022
Young Urban Zen is a year-long study and practice series offered through Two Arrows Zen for those 40 years of age or younger. Our vision for Young Urban Zen is to provide accessible, warm, and inviting programming that is relevant and appeals to a younger generation through highly experiential, community based, and practical online sessions on Zen meditation, human development, interpersonal skills, and navigating conflict.
You may register for the remainder of the year (29 weeks) or for any of the standalone segments.
The 2021 Young Urban Zen Subscription (Segments 2-5) includes:
- 26 weeks of instruction and practice with Alana Anyo Felt and Gabriel Kaigen Wilson.
- 3 weeks of year-end review and inquiry with guest teacher(s).
- Video recording access of class sessions.
Segment 2: Human Development – An Integral Vision | June 30 – August 4 (6 weeks)
Segment 3: Beloved Community | September 8 – November 10 (10 weeks)
Segment 4: Guest Teacher (TBD) series | November 17 – December 1 (3 weeks)
Segment 5: Beyond Us & Them | January 12 – March 16 (10 weeks)
The Young Urban Zen year-long series is facilitated by:
Alana Anyo Felt has been a student of Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi at Two Arrows Zen since 2011. As an ordained monk, she weaves Zen insight into her work as a leadership coach and integral facilitator. Alana is currently supporting clients in both grief work and/or through life transitions. She is passionate about helping people explore their relationship to loss and change, through which clients deepen their emotional and embodied wisdom, hear the truth of their hearts, and find strength and meaning in the face of pain and loss.
Gabriel Kaigen Wilson is a Zen practitioner at Two Arrows Zen and was ordained as a monk by Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi. Out in the world, he is a leadership coach and organizational consultant, with a specialty in diversity and inclusion efforts, and a co-author of Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart. Through his work, Freedom and Fairness, Gabe takes purpose driven organizations to the intersection of social justice, design thinking, human psychology and group dynamics in service of supporting them in creating cultures of greater equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Segment 1: Intro to Zen: Encountering Your Life
April 7 – June 9 (10 weeks)
Young Urban Zen’s Intro to Zen: Encountering Your Life is an online class (part of the YUZ year long series) that will deepen your understanding and practice of Zen both on the cushion and in your daily life. Students will be introduced to the essentials of sitting practice through an elegant framework called the Four Modes of meditation. We will practice together in this highly experiential course using guided meditations, small group explorations and weekly teachings in a spirit of creative inquiry.
Segment 2: Human Development: An Integral Vision
June 30 – August 4 (6 weeks)
Young Urban Zen’s Human Development: An Integral Vision is an online class (part of the YUZ year long series) and is a highly experiential course designed to deepen your understanding and engage your personal development. We will teach you the Integral Framework that provides a comprehensive map of the territory of your human development, which we will bring to life through self reflection, small group exercises and guided processes.
Segment 3: Beloved Community
September 8 – November 10 (10 weeks)
Young Urban Zen’s Beloved Community is an online class (part of the YUZ year long series) that will engage participants in deep self inquiry through interpersonal practice. In this class you’ll learn and practice taking different points of view, navigating how we are the same and how we are different, working with emotions in ourselves and others, shadow work and more.
Segment 4: Guest teacher(s) TBA
November 17 – December 1 (3 weeks)
Segment 5: Beyond Us & Them
January 12 – March 16 (1o weeks)
Young Urban Zen’s Beyond Us & Them is an online class (part of the YUZ year long series) that will focus on teaching how to navigate interpersonal challenges and conflict with more wisdom and compassion. In this class you’ll learn and practice mindfulness in the face of intensity, working with strong emotions, managing polarity, navigating power dynamics, practicing atonement and forgiveness, and more.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Conference Platform