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Autumn Ango: Great Vow's 60-day Intensive Practice Period

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:00 am to Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:00 pm

"The field of bright spirit is an ancient wilderness that does not change. With boundless eagerness wander around this immaculate wide plain." - Hongzhi

It is an ancient tradition, beginning with the Buddha Shakyamuni and his disciples, to set aside months of time each year to greatly simplify one’s affairs and focus exclusively on meditation practice and the study of the self.

In that spirit, this autumn at Great Vow we will hold an Ango (practice Intensive) - a two-month period of buckle-down, single-minded endeavor. The Ango daily schedule will include more zazen (about 5.5 hours), and increased times of noble silence. The Ango includes the Walking the Ancient Way ten-day sesshin, Gratitude sesshin, and culminates with the seven-day Rohatsu sesshin.

This is a great opportunity to plunge into practice at the monastery and taste the benefits of residential training. Please consider supporting the Ango by joining residents in the daily practice for a day, a week, a month, or more.

Please contact the director of training with any questions or to arrange a residency during the Ango practice period.

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road (Mail to: P.O. Box 188)
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016