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Farm Retreat

June 2022

Fourth of July Interdependence Retreat

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - July 3 @ 6:00 pm

This year we are celebrating our 13th interdependence silent retreat on the farm. Schedule includes silent meditation, dharma talks, experience in the natural world, and meeting with the teachers. Celebrate this joint sangha experience as we explore the theme of our mutual interdependence that is expressed so vividly in the natural world.  Co-led by Seido Martin of Empty Field Zen West, and Mushin Terris of the Sangha Jewel Zen Center in Corvallis. 

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July 2022

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Dharma of Dreams Studying our dreams opens us up to a dimension of practice that confronts our karmic obstacles, invites our inherent wisdom, and penetrates our relationship to the ephemeral nature of consciousness. The evocative imagery, from bizarre to haunting, reliably shows us where we're blocked in practice and how our own inherent wisdom arises to meet these perceived obstacles. This workshop-like retreat will give participants an opportunity to explore several dreams together, and engage  practices that help uncover…

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August 2022

Cultivating The Way

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - August 21 @ 12:00 pm

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? 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…

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September 2022

Fall Ango: 100 Day Practice Period Retreat

September 11

Ango is a traditional time of concentrated Zen practice marked by an increased commitment to zazen practice, service and study together. Through 100 days of vow, people develop a deeper understanding of how Zen functions in one’s life. While there are minimum requirements for participation, each person tailors their vows to adapt to their own life circumstances. By supporting one another amidst the joys and challenges of daily life, members learn from one another and experience the warm support and…

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