Beginner’s Mind Weekend Retreat
July 9 - 11, 2021
Friday 5pm to Sunday 6pm
The teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism empower us to live our lives wholeheartedly with openness, insight and compassion.
During this weekend retreat we follow a silent retreat schedule, which allows us to temporarily put aside outside concerns and go deeply into inner work.
The silent retreat schedule includes about seven hours of sitting meditation (with breaks), Buddhist chanting services, formal oriyoki meals, and a period of community work practice.
On the first evening the retreat leaders will give thorough instruction on the foundations and methods of Zen meditation.
Opportunities to meet with a teacher or senior practitioner to discuss your practice will be available.
This retreat is ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to intensive Zen practice or simply a day of silent sitting meditation supported by the serene atmosphere of the monastery.
Kisei Costenbader, Sensei