Urban Sesshin – Spring

March 21, 2012 7:30 amtoMarch 23, 2012 7:00 pm

During the three days of sesshin, everyone is encouraged to join in any or all of the happenings. Each day will include a short talk in the morning, a silent sack lunch, and an outing in the afternoon. The morning’s talk connects with the outing. Following the outing will be Council (sharing circle) and zazen.

Let us take the plunge together to discover anew the wonder of that all-embracing lotus “entering the deep mountains of silence and beauty.”

Urban Sesshin 2012 Schedule

Daily Morning Schedule:

7:30 Zazen
8:00 Verse of the Kesa, stand and stretch
8:05 Zazen
8:30 Kinhin
8:40 Zazen
9:10 Kinhin
9:20 Silent tea
9:35 Talk

10:15 Kinhin
10:25 Zazen
10:55 Kinhin
11:05 Zazen
11:35 Sack Lunch
12:00 Clean Up

Afternoon Schedule

Afternoon Schedule Day 1, Wednesday March 21, 12:30:

Tea Ceremony – Urasenke Chanoyu Center

Tea Ceremony etiquette bring/wear socks; do not wear jeans or pants with metal that might scratch the floors; let shuso know beforehand if you will require a stool or chair.

People who will need a chair please let Soshin know: lyerlig@gmail.com. There is limited seating for this event so please sign up soon.

Afternoon Schedule Day 2, Thursday March 22, 12:30:

Metropolitan Museum – Asian Wing

Galleries 210-216
Chinese painting and calligraphy

Galleries 223-231
Japanese Art.

Afternoon Schedule Day 3, Friday March 23 12:30:

Today we will build on the theme of Zen art by exploring the creative process ourselves in response to our contemporary, urban conditions. We will work with brush, pen, paint and other media to make our own visual expression of Zen.

Evening Schedule

Evening Schedule Day 1, March 21:
5:30 Zazen
6:00 Kinhin
6:05 Zazen
6:35 Kinhin
6:40 Zazen
7:10 4 Vows

Evening Schedule Day 2, March 22:
5:30 Zazen
6:00 Kinhin
6:05 Zazen
6:35 Fusatsu ceremony

Evening Schedule Day 3,Friday March 23:
6:30 Zazen
7:05 Work Practice (samu service, cleaning, prep, training)
8:10 End of Samu, Clean-up
8:15 Zazen
8:30 Four Vows

Day 4, March 24:

Daily Fee: Members: $40 Non-Members: $50
Rate for all 3 days: Members: $110 Non-members: $130

People not attending for the whole day should contact Soshin: lyerlig@gmail.com.

Group rate for all 3 days plus Zazenkai on 3/24 and Shuso Hossen on 3/25: Members: $135 Non-Members: $180

Please note: Sesshin fees are include vegan sack lunch (prepared by Deborah Gavito, proprietor of “Body and Soul” Foods) and outing fees, as applicable.

Signup: signup@villagezendo.org

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