SESSHIN


Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Instructor(s): Sensei Kaz Tanahashi * Joshin Brian Byrnes * Genzan Quennell

Sesshin literally means ‘gathering the heart/mind’. A sesshin is an intensive multi-day Zen meditation retreat with a consistent schedule that creates a deep, quiet container for practice. Each day consists of sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation, service and chanting (liturgy), formal meals in the zendo (oryoki*), personal interviews with the teachers, work practice (samu) and physical practice. We observe Noble Silence throughout and support each other in quiet, whole-hearted practice. It is recommended, although certainly not mandatory, that you participate in at least one day-long retreat (Zazenkai or Bodhidharma) before you sit sesshin to prepare you for this very deep and intimate practice.

Tuition (Members): $390.00
Tuition (Non-Members): $430.00
More details: Includes dormitory lodging (upgrade available). Dana to teachers.

For information: www.upaya.org. Email: upaya@upaya.org. (505) 986-8518.

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