Zen Center One Day Retreat: Meditation and Mindfulness:
Practice being awake and living whole-heartedly in a simple, structured, community environment.
Experience a deeper level of meditation and living in awareness in each moment.
Features of the One-Day Retreat:
Brief, basic instruction in seated meditation
Orientation to a day of awareness & mindfulness activities
Quiet, silence and stillness
Two vegan meals (buffet style), snacks, walking meditation, breaks for nap or neighborhood walks, and simple work practices
The schedule offers flexibility to accommodate newcomers and those with special needs
It is suitable for those who can sit a minimum of 4 meditation periods of 30-minutes each in stillness over the course of the day (using a chair or cushion)
There is an afternoon period which allows people to do slowing walking meditation or seated meditation on their own schedule
We end with a communal meal together (talking encouraged!) and depart promptly at 7 pm, allowing for Sunday evening at home
Arrival for newcomers is at 7 am for meditation instruction and orientation (tea, coffee & juice)
Also included is a month of optional practice at the Zen Center’s regularly scheduled program, at no additional charge
To see the schedule for the one day retreat, click here.
For a talk about “Practice at Zazenkai” (a one-day retreat), click here.
The retreat is $100 (tax deductible).
To register, select the date of the retreat and click on the “buy now” button below.
COMPLETE SCHEDULE 2014
ZCOC provides a variety of opportunities throughout the year for retreat practice, with options for one day, two day, three day and five day retreats.
|F Feb. 7–S Feb. 9||Spring Two Day Retreat||F Jan. 24||7:30 pm||7 pm|
|Su Apr. 6||Spring Retreat Day||Su Mar. 30||7:30 am||7 pm|
|Su June 29||Summer Retreat Day||Su June 15||7:30 am||7 pm|
|F Aug. 8—W Aug.13||Five Day Retreat||F July 25||7 pm||3 pm|
|M Aug.11—W Aug.13||Option for Two Days||F July 25||10 am M||3 pm W|
|F Oct 17 –M Oct 20||Three Day Retreat||F Oct. 3||7 pm F||3 pm M|
|Su Oct. 19—M Oct 20||Part-time option||F Oct. 3||10 am Su||3 pm M|
|Su Dec. 7||Holiday Retreat Day||Su Nov. 23||7:30 am||7 pm|
If you wish to attend a two, three or five day retreat, please contact the Center for details and registration.
(Practitioners should register online at the practitioner web site.)
ZCOC is closed during intensives except to those participating in the intensive.