Wed, Mar 29|
Buddha's Birthday 3-Day Sesshin (1 to 3 Overnights) - ON SITE (in Zendo)
This retreat is a period of time set aside to let go of the conditioned self and resume our original nature in the spirit of Shakyamuni’s birth. RSVP and we will email you to complete your registration. $85-160/night. 10-20% discount for members. (Please log in first to receive the discount.)
Time & Location
Mar 29, 2023, 6:00 PM PDT – Apr 01, 2023, 3:30 PM PDT
Zendo, 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA
About This Event
Sesshin, literally “to touch the Mind,” is a period of time set aside for an intensive meditation retreat to let go of the conditioned self and resume our original nature. This special time of practice will allow us to dive into the core of Zen training in the spirit of Shakyamuni’s Birth. A silent meditation intensive for beginners, as well as experienced practitioners, to still the mind from moment to moment, manifesting the realization of the Way. A rigorous schedule that
begins at 5:00 am includes 10 periods of meditation, chanting, mindful work, and a Dharma Talk. Days end at 9pm.
Retreat begins Wednesday, March 29 at 6pm and ends Saturday, April 1 at 3:30 pm (View Sesshin Schedule). Following the retreat, on Sunday, April 2, we will celebrate Buddha’s birth by showering the Baby Buddha with sweet rain. Everyone is invited by RSVP (attend on site or online)!
Please wear warm, loose, and subdued clothing for zazen. A zafu (meditation cushion) or chair will be provided.