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Mt. Hood Wilderness Sesshin: A Back-packing Meditation Retreat

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm to Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 12:00 pm

This Sesshin will take place in the Mount Hood Wilderness. Space is limited and reserved only for those who have both previous sesshin and backpacking experience.

The world contains so much beauty. Through silent contemplation, this beauty can awaken within us, informing how we experience and live our lives. But how often do we truly allow ourselves to be pierced by the raw magnificence and teachings of the earth, sky, air and water? This sesshin is an opportunity to kindle this intimate connection, learning from the wordless truth, brilliance, and harmony of the natural world.

The wisdom of the wilderness is our own. It stands with open arms, welcoming us to simply recognize, and become it.

However much we prepare, going into the wilderness is an act of surrender. We do not know what we will encounter. The conditions of the wild are beyond our control and thus we will be practicing with whatever arises. Prepare for hot and cold, dry and wet, light and dark, comfort and discomfort, ease and fear, relaxation and exertion!

Each person will be expected to carry all of their own gear, plus additional communal items. A required packing list will be provided and all food is included in the retreat fee. Each day we will follow a typical sesshin schedule, with the addition of qi gong, yoga and a guided hiking period. Trail running may be an option for those inclined. One night hike will also be included.

This sesshin will be held in the Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon. Space is limited and reserved only for those who have both previous sesshin and backpacking experience. The details around exact arrival and departure times are not yet set. Please call before booking flights, etc...

Space is limited, please contact Soten, at soten@zendust.org, to rsvp or to ask any questions.

Cost: $300, ($250 members)

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