This retreat is geared for beginners and provides an introduction to the practices at Dharma Rain Zen Center. The day consists of a gentle introduction to silent meditation, a formal oryoki-style meal, and communal work practice. There are opportunities for questions and answers as well as encouragement to investigate one’s own experience as the day unfolds.
Registration closes Thursday, September 27.
8:30-9am Welcome and introductions
9-10 Zazen and kinhin
10-10:30am Morning service
10:30-11 Break and explanation
11-12pm Work practice
12-1:30pm Oryoki lunch and silent break
2:30-4pm Formal tea, mindfulness walk, Q&A
4-5 Zazen and retreat closing