July 14, 2018
Join us for one day devoted to investigating next steps in our practice. Now that we know the basics of Buddhism and Zen and we're sitting regularly, what opportunities do we have to continue to develop our practice, both broadly and deeply? We'll consider this question through the individual lenses of zazen, work and study, and explore how these three areas complement each other in strengthening our practice.
After we've closed the day in the zendo, Sanshin abbot Shohaku Okumura and his wife Yuko will join us for dinner at a local restaurant (cost not included in retreat fee).
You are welcome to stay overnight at Sanshin and attend our usual Sunday morning practice before departing for home.
The cost of registration is $45 and includes a simple vegetarian lunch; within 2 weeks of the event the cost is $52. Registration will not be accepted within one week of the event.
8:30 am Arrival and check-in
9:00 Welcome and opening remarks
11:00 Discussion: Work as Practice
11:30 Work practice
12:00 Silent lunch
1:00 Discussion: Dharma Study: What and How
1:30 Group book/text discussion
2:50 Walk to Willow House
3:00 Yoga for zazen
4:00 Return to Sanshin
5:10 Wrap-up: Zazen, Work and Study Arise Together
6:00: Leave for restaurant dinner with the Okumuras
Beyond the Basics:
Deepening Our Practice: $45
After you make your payment you'll be taken automatically to our registration form, which you can complete and submit online.
If you would like to arrive the night before and/or stay until the next morning, you may choose to sleep in the zendo, in our dorm, in your own tent on our grounds or somewhere offsite for which you've made arrangements. There is no charge for sleeping on the zendo floor with your own bedding or in your tent while you're attending a Sanshin practice event. No need to add anything to your shopping cart; just indicate on your registration form that that's your plan. If you prefer a dorm space, please reserve below.
Accommodations are not included in the event fee and must be reserved separately. Signing up for an event does not guarantee you a bed. Dorm space is not held until paid for.
Please be sure to indicate in your shopping cart the number of nights for which you are reserving a bed; the default is one.