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Take your meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful outdoors; come for a mindful hike in (usually) secluded parts of the city, and let yourself be inspired and grounded in nature.

Each Roaming Zen event consists of mindful hiking, with an emphasis on quiet presence, with some time for meditation at an auspicious location, and chances for discussion. There are many kinds of hikes available on Meetup, and as I like to say, this is not a group where you have to tell your life story every time.

As featured in the SF Chronicle and the Bold Italic.

These roams are offered by donation; they are one way I try to be able to afford to continue living in San Francisco as a zen priest!

I know Meetup is notorious for no-shows and late changes of rsvp. I am not as strict as other organisers, but I do pay attention to those who regularly drop off or no-show, and there will be consequences for recidivists, as it is discourteous for others who would like to attend.

I also maintain a separate mailing list of almost 200 people, several of whom usually show up each time. I find that groups larger than a dozen are much more stressful to manage, so keeping it small helps me, and keeps the group intimate.

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