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WEEKEND RETREAT: Themeless Meditation
February 10 @ 6:00 pm - February 12 @ 4:00 pmFree
Meditation, plain and simple.
If you are looking for a weekend to take your practice to a deeper level, this is the retreat for you. Rev. Myo Denis and Bhante Suddhaso will be leading a silent weekend retreat featuring long periods of sitting meditation intertwined with walking meditation.
Previous retreat experience is recommended, but not required, to attend this retreat.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS:
Rev. Myo Denis Lahey is the Abbot at Issan-ji (Hartford Street Zen Center) as well as Practice Leader at Valley Streams Zen Sangha in Sacramento, California, and has previously served as head of practice (Tanto) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. A Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson, he serves as Treasurer for the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of North America (SZBA) and is a member of the Association for Soto Zen Buddhism of Japan (ASZB). Raised in an observant Roman Catholic home, Myo was drawn to religion and spirituality at an early age and found Zen Buddhism in his teens. He began sitting in 1969 and practiced with many San Francisco Zen Center practitioners and teachers, including Dainin Katigiri-roshi, Kobun Chino-sensei, Yoshimura-sensei, and Issan Dorsey. Myo studied Sanskrit at UC Berkeley for ten years.
Bhante Suddhāso is a Buddhist monk living in New York City. Initially trained in Soto Zen Buddhism, he was ordained at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California, in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravāda Buddhism. Bhante Suddhāso has studied under the guidance of some of the most important names in Western Buddhism, such as Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Vīradhammo, and Bhante Gunaratana. www.bhantesuddhaso.com
This is a silent retreat.
It will start on February 10th, at 6pm; it ends on Sunday, Feb. 12th, at 4pm. Advance registration is required for all participants. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person may come in your place.
Registration to this retreat does not reserve you a spot. A confirmation email will be sent to all participants who have signed-up on a first-come-first basis. All others are to be considered on a waiting list.
HOW TO REGISTER:
1. SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET
2. FILL-IN THIS RETREAT FORM
3. A WEEK BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO BRING
There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, because it is offered on a Dana (generosity) basis: please donate what you can and what you wish in order to make the program available to other people. Please note that if you register and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.