Each month we offer meditation retreat (sesshin) opportunities to gather our hearts and minds and deepen our capacity for compassionate awareness. See postings below and our Sangha Calendar and please join us for a half-day, daylong, 3-day or 5-day retreat.
DAYLONG MEDITATION RETREAT WITH REV. HOGETSU LAURIE BELZER
All-day traditional Soto Zen meditation retreat that includes vegan oryoki -style lunch, buddhist service, dharma talk, and practice discussion. This event will also feature a brief period of QiGong with Paula Lazarz
Partial attendance is welcome:
Please join us for all or part of the day!
Please register by May 13th with Hogetsu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camping Sesshin
2019 CAMPING SESSHIN
JUNE 20 – 23, 2019
This three-day sesshin will combine traditional Zen forms and Dharma teachings within the natural setting provided by Illinois Beach State Park. Sesshin will take place in a sheltered, open-air environment, and opportunities will be available for tent camping for overnight participants. Daily Dharma talks, discussions, and nature walks will be offered by Eishin Nancy Easton and Gyoshin Laurel Ross, senior students under the guidance of Taigen Dan Leighton. This sesshin offers an opportunity to bring your practice to an encounter with the natural world, without venturing far from home.
It is possible to sign up for one, two, or all three days (Sunday is a half-day to allow for clean-up). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided Friday and Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Some sesshin experience is required for this event, and you must register by June 10, 2019. Registration for camping sesshin is limited—register early to ensure a space!