10/01/16 - 10/02/16
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Please join us for a three day sesshin or retreat from the world October 1st & 2nd, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. You can attend one or two days. Two days will give you more time to see and breathe through the things in your life at this time that are troubling. Bring your lunch each day to eat in silence. There will be drumming and an informal tea and a treat in the afternoon. Each day at 11:30 am there will be a fifteen minute dharma talk without Q&A.
A sesshin (接心, or also 摂心/攝心 literally “touching the heart-mind.” During a sesshin we devote ourselves almost exclusively to zazen (meditation) practice.
During this time you will refrain from the use of cell phones, computer, entertainment, and social gatherings to focus your energy on healing and sending prayers to those who need us. Once you register you will receive more information. It will take place in East Oakland.
(art by Mayumi Oda)
Bookings are closed for this event.