Cultivating The Way
August 18 @ 6:00 pm - August 22 @ 12:00 pm$200
Note: For safety this year, we ask that participants be fully vaccinated against covid19 as we will be unmasked in the zendo for extended periods of time.
This silent Zen retreat offers an experience of intimacy with nature, with the other than human world, and ultimately, our own Buddha nature. How does the tame and the wild bring forth the teachings of the dharma? What happens when we listen deeply to the birds, trees, grasses and mountains?
The schedule balances naturalness with our traditional ritual forms. Experiencing the daily rhythm of the farm allows the mind to settle and fosters challenge, ease and insight. The modified retreat schedule is suitable for beginners who have some zazen experience and are familiar with ritual forms. The weekend includes zazen, meditation outdoors, mindful work, rest and reflection periods, dharma talks and sanzen.
This is a joint retreat with our lineage home temple, Dharma Rain Zen Center, and co-led by Seido and Genko Rainwater, a resident priest and transmitted teacher at DRZC.