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BUDDHA’S AWAKENING IS YOUR AWAKENING

ROHATSU RETREAT at Empty Bowl Zendo

When:

  • Thursday night, Dec 7, 6:30pm-8:15pm
  • Friday, Dec 8, 8:30am-6:15pm
  • Saturday, Dec 9, 7:25am-1:30pm
  • This time of year the lengthening days of darkness and stillness become our teachers. The world begins to quiet down and so do we, turning inward to let go of what has passed and welcoming what is unfolding as we turn towards it.

    Rohatsu means twelfth month eighth day, the date of Shakyamuni’s awakening, when he saw the morning star. Come join us as we explore the story of his journey of awakening and to realize that what we can discover is not different from his discovery.

    We’ll offer plenty of meditation and time for reflection, plus dharma talks, and opportunities for private interviews. Participants are required to commit to all three days. Please bring a snack to share. On Friday, please bring your own lunch.

    The cost for the retreat is $35. NOTE: If you plan to attend on Saturday only, the cost is $10. Please register via Google sheets by Monday, Dec 4.

    STEP 1: REGISTER for the SESSHIN via our GOOGLE SHEET

    Register by using the Google Sheet -the same one we have been using for Zazenkai. Click on this link to access the Google Sheet: or you could cut and paste the following link directly into your browser: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vapXm7YCB-7BnPotmhGAAkMBjPb6Ix7qumBwYD6iDzg/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vapXm7YCB-7BnPotmhGAAkMBjPb6Ix7qumBwYD6iDzg/edit?usp=sharing

    If the link does not allow you to edit the Sheet, contact Ron Manning for an invitation to the Sheet (973) 997-0101 ronjanman@aol.com. Registration will be accepted through Monday, Dec 4. Please be mindful of the deadline.

    STEP 2: PAYMENT for the SESSHIN

    The suggested fee for the three-day Householder Sesshin is $35. Click HERE to pay $35 via PayPal. If you prefer to pay by check, make your check payable to Empty Bowl Zendo and bring to the zendo or mail to PO Box 640, Morristown, NJ 07963-0640.

    NOTE: If you plan to attend on Saturday only, the cost is $10. Click HERE to pay $10 for Saturday only.

    EBZ'S UPCOMING SESSHINS

  • Dec 7-9, 2017 Householder Sesshin at EBZ
  • March 15-18, 2018 Residential Sesshin at Garrison Institute
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