Don’t you see this person of awakening,
Who has stopped studying,
And lives without effort?
He doesn’t try to push aside illusions,
Nor try to find the truth.
-Yoka Daishi, Shodoka-
The first Sesshin of 2017, with renewed energy, a lot of empty space to create, live and practice zazen in all its depth. Lead, in Shorin-Ji, by the venerable Barbara Kosen who will give her teachings during the practice. The practice will have the following rhythm:
- Friday 10/2: arrivals, with a welcome dinner at 21h.
- Saturday 11/2: Intensive zazen practice with 4 sessions, waking up at dawn and ending at approx. 22.30h. Zazen will be alternated with meals, samu practice and rest.
- Sunday 12/2: We will follow the same rhythm as Saturday, but practice will only be in the morning (two zazen sessions). We will end the Sesshin with a celebratory meal and farewells, leaving the temple at around 16h.
Cost of the Sesshin: 60€ for members of the “Asociación Zen Taisen Deshimaru” (Taisen Deshimaru Zen Society). Membership is required for practice in Shorin-Ji, therefore, non-members will be required to pay a membership fee of 20€ in addition to the fee for the Sesshin. Membership applications may be made once at the Shorin-Ji temple, or via this link.
Please bring a lantern, bowl, and sleeping bag.