Beginner’s Mind Retreats

Dates: TBDEFZ Beginners Mind0003
Time: 9 – 4 PM – Sundays
Location: Empty Field Zendo
Cost: By Donation  Registration
Led By: Seido

Come join us for a day of cultivating silence and stillness through meditation  in nature — bringing deep rest and vibrant awareness to everyday life. This retreat is suitable to newcomers and celebrates the mind of the beginner. The day typically include instruction in meditation, both sitting and walking, mindful eating and work practice, and periods of rest as well as ample time for group questions and sharing.

Sample Beginner’s Mind Retreat Schedule (Actual Schedule May Vary)

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Oryoki Lunch
Empty Field Zendo

Morning

  • 8:30 AM Arrival/Tea and coffee available
  • 9:00 – 10:00 Introductions & Retreat Orientation/Time for Questions
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Group Recitation
  • 10:15 – 11:25 Zazen(20)- Kinhin (10) – Zazen (20) – Kinhin (10) – Zazen (10)
  • 11:25 – 12:00 Movement or Mindful Work
  • Noon Oryoki Lunch/Rest

Afternoon

  • 1:15 – 1:45 Walking Meditation in field
  • 1:45 – 2:55 Zazen(20) – Kinhin (10) – Zazen (20) – Kinhin (10) – Zazen (10)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Dharma Talk & Closing Circle/Tea & Coffee