Upcoming all-day meditation retreat at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate dragon logo Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, October 21st, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

An opportunity to deepen awareness

Dharma talk will be given by guiding teacher Taigen Dan Leighton, and dokusan is available (individual practice discussion with Taigen).

Suggested donation of $65 includes a vegetarian lunch. Partial scholarships (sliding scale) are available.

Registration is required for this event; please register no later than Tuesday, October 16th. 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.

The regular zazen period (9:30am) and Dharma talk (10:15am) on Sunday morning are open to the public, even if you are not attending the all-day sitting. There will be no meditation instruction class Sunday morning (10/21).

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.

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, near Damen Avenue and the Irving Park Brown Line station. Free parking is usually available on nearby cross-streets.