Fri, Jan 05|
'New Year's Entering the Gate' 1-Day Sitting - ON SITE (in Zendo)
Begin the new year with a day spent in silence to manifest your true nature, your original mind. Perfect for beginning as well as experienced sitters. RSVP and we will email to confirm accommodation details and complete your registration. $85/night & up. 10-20% discount for members.
Time & Location
Jan 05, 2024, 6:00 PM PST – Jan 06, 2024, 5:30 PM PST
Zendo, 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA
About This Event
Begin the new year with a day spent in silence to manifest your true nature, your original mind. This retreat is an introduction to Zen training and an opportunity for beginners and experienced sitters to plunge into the heart of Zen practice. Retreatants will experience a moderate schedule of zazen (eight periods of sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), samu (work practice), oryoki (formal meals) and sutra chanting - good for both beginners and experienced sitters. Please wear warm, loose, and subdued clothing for zazen. Also, bring work clothes for outdoor work and an alarm clock.
Check-in between 5:00pm and 6:00pm on Friday. This one day retreat includes a 6pm Friday evening dinner and an overnight stay. Oryoki instructions will follow the evening dinner at 6:40pm. (View 1-day Sitting Schedule)