Zen Koan Retreat with John Tarrant Roshi

Date/Time
03/24/2016 - 03/27/2016
All Day

Our annual short sesshin
with John Tarrant Roshi

Meeting the Golden Haired Lion:
Zen Koan Retreat March 24-27, 2016

two _lions 

The Koan:

A student asked Yunmen, “What is the pure and everlasting body of reality?”
Yunmen said, “A fence of flowers and healing herbs.”
The student asked, “What’s it like when I reach there?”
Yunmen said, “Golden-haired lion!”

Schedule (subject to change):

Evening sessions are open to the public and for those who cannot attend the entire retreat.

Thursday 03/24
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Evening session Dharma talk

Friday and Saturday 03/25 – 03/26
5:30 am – 7:30 am Liturgy and practice
8:00 am – 9:30 am Breakfast and break
9:30 am – 10:00 am Practice
10:00 am – 11:00 am Dharma talk.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Practice and Interviews
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Vegetarian Lunch on site, and work period
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Practice and interviews
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Vegetarian Dinner and break
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Evening Session begins with Practice
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Evening Session Dharma Talk

Sunday 03/27
5:30 am – 7:30 am Liturgy and practice
8:00 am – 9:30 am Breakfast and break
9:30 am – 10:00 am Practice
10:00 am – 11:00 am Dharma Talk
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Practice and closing

Pay now to register to attend this special retreat:

$300 Supporting Level

At this level, your retreat fee exceeds the costs of hosting you on retreat and becomes an important avenue to subsidize the reduced fees paid by others who have more challenging financial circumstances.

 


$250 Sustaining Level

At this level, your retreat fee fully covers the costs of hosting you on retreat.

 


$150 Subsidized Level

At this level, your retreat fee does not fully cover the costs of hosting you on retreat. If you select this level, your retreat must be subsidized by others, either via the general donations people offer or through the additional fees paid by those selecting the Supporting Level.

 


$10 each — Evening Sessions

Evening sessions are open to the public and include practice and dharma talk.

No one is turned away for lack of funds! For more information, please send an email to seattle@nalandabodhi.org.

For more information about how to practice zen koans, please read this article by John Tarrant Roshi from the first issue of Lion’s RoarHow To Practice Koans.

As part of practice, all participants are required to assist during the retreat. Once you have registered, you will receive additional information with a brief questionnaire on your interests/skills.


Location
Nalanda West

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