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Tuesday’s Tea Salon: “Spiritual Potential in the New Economy”

Rabbi Sydney Mintz
Rabbi Sydney Mintz

Spiritual Potential in the New Economy

Overcoming fear and adapting to change are two great abilities that can be learned and practiced, and we bring you a Buddhist spiritual leader to help show you the way. Come drink tea, relax and absorb the wisdom of the ages for this new era of spiritual challenges and opportunities.

Featuring Robert Thomas (President of SF Zen Center) & Sydney Mintz (Rabbi at Congregation Emanu-El) and Moderated by James Norwood Pratt (Author of New Tea Lover’s Treasury, Tea Dictionary)

About Shisan Robert Thomas:
Robert Thomas has been living and practicing Zen at SF Zen Center since 1993 and has been a student of yoga for 10 years. Ordained as a priest by Norman Fischer in 2000, Robert currently serves as the President of the SF Zen Center.

About Sydney Mintz:
Sydney Mintz is a rabbi at Congregation Emanu- El. She was ordained in 1997 by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, at which time she began her rabbinic career at Temple Emanu-El. Rabbi Mintz directs the social justice programs of the Congregation and leads the family worship services, among her other pulpit responsibilities.

About the Samovar Tea Salon Series “Coping With The New Economy”
Samovar Tea Salon Series invites a small audience to an intimate, open-dialogue forum meant to inspire and energize the community to respond mindfully and optimistically to a rapidly changing social and economic era. Tea Salons will be held bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings at Samovar’s new “Hayes Valley” location (297 Page @ Laguna).

These Tea Salons bring together some of the finest Bay Area minds in finance, spirituality, technology, entrepreneurialism, self help and the environment in an interview/forum format, moderated by Samovar owner Jesse Jacobs and events associate Jennifer Sauer (Author of The Way to Tea: Your Adventure Guide to San Francisco Tea Culture).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009
7-8:30 p.m. (Come early for dinner!)
Samovar Tea Lounge Hayes Valley
297 Page Street (@ Laguna Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 861-0303

Tickets are limited to 22 people per event. Samovar Tea Lounge will serve fine premium teas equally valued at the cost of admission ($12) at the start of each event. Dining is available from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm prior to the forum. Discount tickets are also available: two people for $20 (single event), or three tickets (three individual events) for $30.

All Tea Salons will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, and tickets are available for purchase at Samovar’s Hayes Valley location.

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