In this retreat, we will be meeting face to face, not only with one another, but through a particular story from our formal Buddhist lineage of this great tradition. By studying the struggles and openings of those teachers and students who came before us, we hope to understand our own path in fresh light. The retreat includes traditional Zen practices of meditation, work, study and rest that help us directly realize how lineage functions in all our activities.
For several years, the Corvallis Zen Circle and Empty Field ~ Zen West members have enjoyed this retreat hosted by CZC’s Ken Vance-Borland in a beautiful yurt in the forested hills of Corvallis. If all goes well, this year’s retreat will be held at the new Sangha Jewel Zen Center space in Corvallis.