Three-day meditation sesshin at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate dragon logo Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold a three-day meditation sesshin, a special opportunity to deepen awareness, from Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th; Friday and Saturday from 7:30 am to 9 pm, and Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

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 (sliding scale) 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, May 10th! Please contact [email protected] or (773) 899-3841 to register, or for more information. Also, if you have not done an all-day sitting in the past, please consult Taigen by writing to [email protected].

PUBLIC WELCOME on Sunday, May 15th 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, May 15th.

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, near Damen Avenue and the Irving Park Brown Line station.