Please join us for our Introduction to Zen Weekend program, a unique opportunity to experience Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice in a monastic environment. The program begins with an orientation late Friday afternoon. Throughout the weekend we focus intensively on the central elements of Zen practice–zazen (seated meditation with attention to posture and breath), chanting, jihatsu (traditional bowls used in silent, formal meals), and work practice. Abbot Shinge Roshi or a senior student will give a Dharma talk Saturday night and will meet with participants for a question-and-answer period. The weekend concludes on Sunday with an informal lunch and discussion. The fee is $225.
Sliding scale available if you can come early to prepare or stay late to help clean. Transportation may be available from New York Zendo. Questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-439-4566.
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