Genzo-e Summer Retreat

August 12, 2014 @ 5:00 am – August 16, 2014 @ 10:00 pm
Siskiyou Campus
8500 Northeast Siskiyou Street
Portland, OR 97220
$205 for full week, partial options available, members receive a discount

udumbara_fig-500Each summer we take a week to study a fascicle of Dogen’s Shobogenzo. The focus of the sesshin is sustaining practice during an intensive period, acting out our Buddhahood in the meditation, disciplines and rituals of a traditional Zen retreat. Sesshin is gathering our intention in a resolute and dignified manner so that we can put it directly on what is most important. We do this for a week in a structured and supportive container, and then bring the perspective gained to the rest of our life.

This year we study the fascicle on the udumbara flower (Udonge).

Here is the schedule:

4:30am Wake-up
5:00am – 7:30 Zazen
7:30am Service
8:00am Soji
8:15am Oryoki breakfast
9:00am – 11:00 Samu (work)
11:15am – 12:40 Zazen
12:45pm Oryoki lunch
3:00pm Evening Servic
3:10pm – 5:15 Zazen
5:30pm Oryoki dinner
7:00pm Zazen + dharma talk
9:00pm Formal tea + Vespers

Early morning and evening sessions are open to anyone to drop in. Meals and overnights require registration. For part time attendance, you’ll need to be here for at least three meals. Tenting is available on the property, and there is some limited space at our rental houses for those who need overnight accommodations. Registration closes August 6.

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