We invite you to join us for our first gathering retreat for the year.
A Zen Open Circle tradition is to open the year with a gathering at our zendo in Cloud Mountain, Berry. Surrounded by cliffs, clouds, frogs, and community we come together to practice sitting, walking, brushwork, swimming, eating, and more.
*Dana (a donation) is invited for teaching and dojo maintenance fund.
10am: Morning tea provided by local sitters
10:30-1pm: Zazen and Koan Inquiry
1pm: BYO Lunch
2pm: Afternoon of quiet sitting, writing, brushwork options.
Supper Provided: BYO nice things to add to soup, bread, and spreads.
After supper: Meditation and dharma talk before bed.
BYO tent or sleep in the dojo.
Early morning zazen and dokusan (interviews with the teacher)
Breakfast: Porridge, eggs, tea and coffee provided. BYO fruit to share.
Day: Maze walk and swim.
Lunch: Lunch at the pizza oven
1pm: Pack up and start for home…