Heart of Work Retreat

When:
September 18, 2018 – September 22, 2018 all-day
2018-09-18T00:00:00-07:00
2018-09-23T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Sodo
8500 NE Siskiyou St
Portland, OR 97220
USA
Cost:
$50

This retreat focuses on practice in the work place. To accommodate participants’ working schedules, the retreat is limited to mornings and evenings through the work week and with an all-day session on Saturday ending at 4:00 pm. Evening Teisho talks, presented by Fumyo, will explore work-related themes from Dogen’s Tenzo Kyokun, “Instructions for the Chief Cook.”

Guidelines for meeting work and family with the heart of meditation will be offered. The retreat ends with a day of meditation and Dharma discussion. Lunch on Saturday is included; sign-up for additional meals is available. To do that, send an e-mail to staff@dharma-rain.org, and specify which meals you wish. Breakfast and dinner are available Wednesday through Saturday. Cost for non-members is $15; the member discount is $12. It is possible to attend only part of the retreat. If you are not able to attend all zazen periods, please enter and leave at natural breaks in the schedule.

Pre-registration is required by September 16 (see below).

Schedule

Tuesday – Friday evenings

7:00 pm – Zazen (Tuesday evening 7-7:40 Tea and Introduction)
7:30 – Kinhin
7:40 – Zazen + Teisho
8:10 – Kinhin
8:20 – Zazen
8:50 – Vespers
9:00 – Rest

Wednesday – Friday mornings

5:30 am — Zazen
5:55 am — Kinhin
6:05 am – Zazen (sanzen available)
6:30 – Kinhin
6:40 – Zazen
7:00 – Morning Service
7:15 – Silent Breakfast
7:30 – Soji, or Work

Saturday

8:30 – Zazen
9:00 – Kinhin
9:10 – Zazen
9:35 – Posture adjustment
10:00 – Dharani Service
10:20 – Break
10:30 – First Session
12:00 – Zazen
12:30 – Lunch
1:00 – Kitchen cleanup and break
2:00 – Second Session
4:15 – Closing ceremony
4:30 – Retreat ends

Registration is now closed.