Stone Creek Zen Center One-Day Sitting - April 13, 2023
Led by Sessei Meg Levie and Jisho Warner with Shuso Jude Kreissman
The day of practice will be held in silence, with alternating periods of zazen (seated meditation, usually 30-minute periods) and kinhin (walking meditation, usually 10 minutes), and a work period each afternoon and time set aside for stretching. A Dharma talk will be given each day and participants will have the opportunity to speak with a teacher (dokusan).
We will be sitting from 8am to 5pm.
Please plan to attend for the full day unless you've spoken with a teacher to request an exception.
During the weeks of March 19 - April 19, we'll be entering a period of focused attention on practice known as an ango, and during the one-day sittings we'll be continuing to explore the theme, Embracing the Human Condition.
Embracing the Human Condition
This year’s Ango will be a collective exploration of what is involved walking the path of the Buddha in a human body, with a human mind and heart. We aim to bring our whole selves to all we do, and we rely on the Dharma to guide us to our whole self.
How do wisdom and compassion arise in a being with an inherently limited body and mind? What supports us in walking this path, and how do we support each other?
We'll have two one-day sittings, which are included in the registration for ango participants, but also are open to anyone who would like to join.
If you are not participating in the ango, please use this form to register and make a donation for each day you plan to attend.
Covid precautions: Masks will be optional for this retreat, though we ask that each person take a Covid test before coming each day.
An informal vegetarian lunch will be served, as well as morning and afternoon snacks.
Each day will begin with a short orientation. Please plan on arriving by 7:45am and on being in your seat ready to start by 7:55am.
Donations are sliding scale of $60 - $100 per day including lunch and snacks.
If additional financial assistance is needed, please submit your request here.
See you soon!