Thu, Mar 30|
Buddha's Birthday 3-Day Sesshin - Day 1 ONLY (ON SITE / No Overnight Stay)
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. $85 day rate. 10-20% discount for members. (Log in first to receive the member discount.)
Time & Location
Mar 30, 4:30 AM – 9:00 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.
Following the retreat, on Sunday, April 2, we will celebrate Buddha’s birth by showering the Baby Buddha with sweet rain. Everyone is invited! Retreat begins Wednesday, March 29 at 6pm and ends Saturday, April 1 at 3:30 pm.
Oryoki Instructions: Not available for day participants. If you are not familiar with oryoki meals, please follow along and do your best to keep up the pace with everyone.
Buddha's BD Sesshin - Day 1