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LIVING ZEN HOUSEHOLDER SESSHIN
Thursday morning, June 8 from 6:55am-7:55am
Thursday evening, June 8 from 6:25 pm- 8:10pm
Friday morning, June 9 from 6:55am-12:00pm
Friday evening, June 9 from 7:00pm- 8:40pm
Saturday, June 10 from 7:25am-2:00pm
"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." -Thomas Moore
This quote begs the questions, How can ordinary acts like washing the dishes possibly affect me in any significant way? Isn’t zazen supposed to do that? What’s the connection between daily life and zazen? At this spring’s Living Zen Householder Sesshin we will hold these questions in an effort to discover what life is and how we live it? To help stitch together daily activities and sitting practice, this Living Zen Householder intensive offers a meditation schedule that weaves its way into our daily work and home lives. To intensify the experience, we suggest that participants live Zen by incorporating additional meditative moments away from the zendo and to take up a mindfulness practice at home, at work or in the community.
The Sesshin will include zazen, dharma talks, a practice circle, private interviews with the teacher, a morning snack and beverages both Friday and Saturday. We hope you will live Zen with us. It is suggested that those registering for the Sesshin commit to all three days. Cost is $35. Please register by Tuesday, June 6. To register and pay, please see the two-step process below.
STEP 1: REGISTER for the SESSHIN via our GOOGLE SHEET
1. First, 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/1nEVXdvuxoTrUrbHfZsl0UtXPhmcpSz1ajw1Vmv-7D2w/edit If the link does not allow you to edit the Sheet, contact Ron Manning for an invitation to the Sheet (973) 997-0101 or email@example.com. Registration will be accepted through Tuesday, June 6. Please be mindful of the deadline.
STEP 2: PAYMENT for the SESSHIN
2. Secondly, 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 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.
A LISTING OF OUR 2017 SESSHIN DATES