Sun, Dec 09|
2018 Rohatsu Sesshin
A non-refundable deposit of $250 is needed to hold your space for the sesshin.
Time & Location
Dec 09, 2018, 5:00 PM – Dec 16, 2018, 1:00 PM
Gaston zendo, Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX, USA
About the Event
"Sesshin," a term used to refer to a Zen retreat, comes from a Chinese-Japanese compound that literally means "to put the mind in order," but it can also be rendered as "Encounter of the Heart." "Heart" here not just mean the physical heart, but is rather the very core of our being. Sesshin can be conducted from 3 to 8 days or more. It is a period of intensive practice where one is invited to delve deep into the silence.
This time of practice and entry into great silence does not entail closing our ears from sounds and shutting our eyes from what is happening in the world, but is rather an opportunity to open ourselves at the core of our being to the sounds and sights of the world, and to cultivate a heart of compassion.
In addition to the periods of silence in sitting meditation, sesshin also includes work chores, breaks, walking meditation outside (weather permitting), participating in tea ceremony, physical exercises, and of course meals. An opportunity is also provided to meet with the teacher in private consultation every day.
Full time participation is encouraged to truly savor the practice, but part time attendance may be allowed for sufficient reason upon approval of the teacher.
Participants must at least have background zen meditation or contemplative practice and must have been accepted as a student by the head teacher. Guest participants, members of other zen communities, or independent practitioners, may also apply, and may be admitted upon approval of the teacher.
Down Payment for Sesshin
Registration is now closed. Only those who have registered can pay final payment here or by sending a check to MKZC.
Final payment Rohatsu Sesshin
Total amount due includes processing fee of $7.55 for deposit and $9 for final payment. If you wish to pay by check, final balance will be $307.55. Pls. mail check to PO Box 270494 Dallas TX 75227-0494 or drop check in the zendo.
Full Payment for Sesshin
This includes a processing fee of $16.25. If you wish to pay by check, please send payment of $550.00 to PO Box 270494, Dallas TX 75227 to arrive on or before Dec. 1.