Rohatsu three-day meditation retreat at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its annual three-day sesshin celebrating Rohatsu (the anniversary of the Buddha's Enlightenment) from Friday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5.

An opportunity to deepen awareness and celebrate Rohatsu!

Dharma talks by Guiding Teacher Taigen Dan Leighton will take place daily, and dokusan (individual practice discussion with Taigen) is available.

Suggested donation: $65 daily. Lunch and dinner will be provided Friday and Saturday; lunch on Sunday. It is possible to sign up for any one, two, or all three days. Partial scholarships are available and free parking is usually available on nearby cross-streets.

Taigen Dan Leighton, a Zen priest and Dharma heir in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi, is our guiding teacher. Taigen has practiced in Japan as well as America, is author of Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Visions of Awakening Space and Time, and he is co-translator of several Zen texts including Dogen's Extensive Record, Cultivating the Empty Field, and Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community. He also teaches at Loyola University.

Attendance for this event is limited and registration is required. Please register no later than Tuesday, November 30! Please contact [email protected] or (773) 899-3841 to register, or for more information.

PUBLIC WELCOME on Sunday, December 5 to the regular zazen period at 9:20 am, and Dharma talk at 10:15 am, even if you are not attending the all-day sitting. There will be no meditation instruction class Sunday morning, December 5.

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago.