Jizo Bodhisattva Sesshin
September 13 - 19, 2021
Monday 5pm to Sunday 1pm
This retreat will focus on the qualities of Jizo Bodhisattva, guardian of all that comes from the earth, and Jizo’s qualities – benevolence, optimism, fearlessness, determination, and vow. A unique element of this retreat is the inclusion of time devoted to art projects, creative time, and a slide show and talk about Jizo.
As part of our practice, we will be making small Jizo-related items.
For those who are attending the retreat via zoom, please acquire a few supplies for rock-painting and sculpting a Jizo:
All you really need is some acrylic paint, some paint brushes, and rocks. A black or metallic sharpie marker can also be useful.
Sculpey clay. Sculpey is a bakeable polymer clay available at any craft store or even at some supermarkets in the art supplies aisle. You can get a set of a few colors, or just one color, as you can also paint it. Modeling clay works well too.
This retreat has been moved to online-only due to the surge of the Covid Delta variant and the difficulty in getting tests. Please contact the registrar for more info.
8:30 Zazen/Opening Talk
Tuesday – Saturday
6:50 Chanting Service
9:00 Work Practice
12:50 Chanting Service
3:00 Slideshow or Art Practice
5:20 Chanting Service
9:30 Formal Tea/Closing Chant/Zazen
6:00 Zazen/Closing Remarks
7:00 Closing Circle
10:00 Sunday Program Chanting Service/Zazen
11:30 Dharma Talk
Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi
Laura Jomon Martin