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Roaring Stillness Meditation Retreat

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm

The aspiration for Awakening is both expansive and inclusive.

This retreat will unfold the Roaring Stillness Modality of toning sacred seed syllabols/seated silent meditation, physical free movement/dance exercises and pointing out guided meditation instructions on the Nature of Mind. The intention is a deeper relaxation into and experiencing of one's self.

Influenced and inspired from Jogen Sensei's years of Awareness-based meditation experience in Zen and Dzogchen, the focus of this retreat is a thorough-going exploration of the spacious depths of the Nature of Mind.

Toning sacred seed syllabols is an ancient meditation practice that helps heighten awareness and clarify the heart mind. We will lean into this practice as a way of guiding attention. The practice sessions will alternate with toning and silent sitting, which allows for a deeper relaxation and letting go - opening the heart to rest more completely in its fundamental nature.

Physical free-movement practices to encourage us to connect with elemental qualities and archetypal energies and also challenge habitual patterns stored within the soma of the body. 

Guided meditations will be offered throughout to help uncover and clarify the nature of our own direct experience, guiding and pointing out aspects of Awakening that sometimes go missed in our silent meditation practice.

Get to know the whole of yourself, find freedom in the one and the many expressions that play within this self, and relax deeply into the Nature of Mind.

**$50 of the retreat fee counts towards a nonrefundable deposit. We can transfer the deposit to future retreats, if necessary**

Options to donate to our scholarship fund, which allows those on a low or fixed income to have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of retreat and Dharma practice, please make a donation if you are able.


Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road (Mail to: P.O. Box 188)
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016
$380 ($280 ZCO member)