Beginner’s Mind One-Day Meditation Retreats
I lead the Beginner’s Mind One-Day Meditation Retreats at the Hazy Moon Zen Center, my practice home in Los Angeles. These one-day retreats, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., combine the essential elements of the Zen tradition with the ease of casual instruction, informal dialogue and short, 20-minute meditation periods. You’ll come away with a complete taste of the Zen tradition: seated and walking meditation, services, mindful work and a dharma talk. A vegetarian lunch is provided. The cost is $30.
If you are traveling from a distance, overnight dormitory housing is available at the Hazy Moon for a modest charge.
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Weekend Meditation Retreats
Golden Gate: A Weekend Retreat on the Marin Headlands
Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. – Sunday, June 9 at noon
NatureBridge at Golden Gate
An introductory Zen meditation retreat for all levels of practitioners: includes instruction in sitting, chanting and moving with mindfulness. One night, three meals included.
On the Marin Headlands and just steps from the beach, NatureBridge is located amid 140,000 acres of coastal parklands with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, delicious meals, tide pools, hiking trails and dormitory-style lodging to the sound of the ocean.
Beginner’s Mind Zen Meditation Retreat
Fri.-Sun., June 21-22
Rime Buddhist Center
700 West Pennway
Kansas City, MO
An introduction to Zen teachings and practices during this weekend retreat focusing on the practical application of Buddhist teachings to our everyday lives at home and work. Participants will receive a full taste of the Zen tradition. Includes instruction in zazen, or Zen meditation, with its emphasis on the breath, walking meditation, and an introduction to Zen chanting. These are the traditional mindfulness practices that are incorporated into a Zen retreat.
The teachings are personal and informal, appropriate to all practitioners seeking the state of open-minded ease that Zen calls “beginner’s mind.”
Friday, June 21 – 7:30-9 p.m. - Introductory Talk: ”Beginner’s Mind”
Saturday, June 22 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Daylong retreat including meditation, walking meditation, practice of silence, mindful eating, and teaching talk. Lunch included.
Sunday, June 23 - 11:30 a.m. Dharma Talk: “The Zen Life.” This talk is open to the public.
$135 in advance (Fri. & Sat. including lunch)/$155 at the door
Limited availability for overnight housing at the Rime Center, $25 per night