Upcoming all-day meditation retreat at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, November 14, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

An opportunity to deepen awareness

Dharma talk will be given by resident teacher Taigen Dan Leighton; dokusan available (individual practice discussion with Taigen).

Suggested donation of $65 includes a vegetarian lunch. 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.

Registration required; please register no later than Tuesday, November 9. Please contact [email protected] or (773) 899-3841 to register, or for more information.

PUBLIC WELCOME 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, November 14.

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