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Gratitude Practice Period: A Three Week Residential Stay

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:00 am to Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:05 pm

Join us for this three week practice period in the heart of our Autumn Ango. Enjoy the benefits of practicing meditation, mindfulness and compassion in our monastic community. This three week retreat is an opportunity for those who have a busier schedule and are not able to commit to a full Ango residency, it is also for those who would like to get a taste of residential practice.

The three weeks include, a weekend meditation retreat on the practices of Self-Compassion, Joy and Forgiveness and a week-long silent meditation retreat on Gratitude. The rest of the time residents will partake in the daily schedule which has the tone of a soft retreat including more zazen (about 5.5 hours), body practice (yoga, qi-gong, running/walking in the forest) and increased times of silence. 

Taking time to pause and be truly present is a radical act in our culture. This is healing medicine for the busy-ness and chaos many of us find ourselves swimming in. Make a compassionate choice this Autumn by taking three weeks to re-align body, heart and mind with what is most true. Let the heart of gratitude open and keep opening.

Please contact the director of training with any questions or to request an application for residency during the Heart of Gratitude Residency Program

$350 ($245 for ZCO members) + dana