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ALMOST FULL - The Pith Meditation Practices of Thich Nhat Hanh: Stopping, Deep Looking, Breakthrough with Fred Eppsteiner

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm

This retreat is almost full - please email the if you would like to attend.

This retreat is co-hosted together with the Community of Mindful Living and Fred Eppsteiner, who is a Dharma teacher in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) is well known for skillfully opening the path of engaged Buddhism in our modern times.  The path of mindful living and the creative application of traditional Buddhist practices to all aspects of daily life has given him a worldwide following and acknowledgement as one of the great spiritual lights of our age. Less well known is the depth of his understanding of the more profound aspects of the Buddhist path, especially the meditative tradition.  As a lineage holder in the Vietnamese Thien (Chan/Zen) lineage that traces itself back to the Chinese master Linji (Rinzai), Thich Nhat Hanh is an accomplished transmitter of this tradition as it flowered in Vietnam.

In this five day retreat, Fred will share teachings and practices from a practice  text that Thay wrote to summarize the meditative path, Fourteen Verses on Meditation. It presents the practices of Stopping (samatha), Deep Looking ( Vipasyana) and the non-intellectual experience of Emptiness and Non-self as the means of liberation from suffering (Breakthrough). Fred will be presenting these teachings and practices with clarity and concreteness so that they can easily become a daily practice each participant can embrace.

As usual, this will be a silent retreat. The silence affords participants the opportunity to deepen their meditative experience while absorbing the experiential meaning of the teachings and practices presented during the retreat.  The retreat will include formal periods of sitting and walking meditation, guided meditations, daily Dharma talks, group interviews with Fred, deep listening periods, and opportunities for solitary practice.

Cost $250 + Dana for the teacher (ZCO member price $200) Scholarships available by request please email the registrar.