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One-Day Retreat

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:30am

One event on January 20, 2020 at 8:30am

$25
BWZ Board Meeting
Dharma Cloud Lineage Day at Dharma Rain

 

A Zen retreat can be a life-changing experience. At a retreat we pay mindful attention throughout the day to our meditation, our breath, chanting, silent work, and a silent meal. We slow down, but in the midst of discipline, our minds and bodies have a chance to catch up with each other.

Bright Way Zen holds one-day retreats in January, April, and October. Please visit the Event Calendar or click on “Recurring Events (see all)” at the top of the page for more information. Note: Before registering for retreats it is important that you have experience with meditation and will feel comfortable meditating for a total of about 3-4 hours during the retreat (in 20-30 minute blocks; chairs will be available). If you do not have experience with meditation, please come to one of our regular meetings first (arrive 30 minutes early and you can receive a brief introduction to Zen meditation).

One-day retreats are sweet, brief versions of the longer (5-10 day) Zen meditation retreats called “sesshin,” but even in one day we experience, almost in microcosm, the things we experience in sesshin – albeit usually not as intensely. For more information on the Zen practice of sesshin, click here.

Retreat Schedule

A retreat is most powerful when you are able to attend the entire schedule, but your participation is valuable even if you cannot.
You are welcome to stand up and meditate at your place in the zendo at any time (to prevent drowsiness or pain), or spend a zazen period doing walking meditation in the hall or outdoors. 

8:30am …….Zazen (seated meditation)
8:55 …………Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
9:05 …………Zazen
9:30 …………Chanting Service
10:00 …………Break
10:15 ……….Silent Work
11:15 ……….End Work/Break
11:30 ……….Zazen (sanzen available)
12:00 ……….Kinhin
12:10pm…….Zazen
12:40 ……….End Zazen/Meal Prep
12:45 ……….Silent Formal Lunch
1:15 …………Cleanup and Break

Afternoon schedule when we don’t have Mondo Practice (April 20th, 2019):

1:45pm …….Afternoon Recitation
2:00 …………Zazen
2:30 …………Mindful Movement (low-impact guided yoga, personal stretching, or outdoor kinhin)
3:00 …………Zazen
3:30 …………Tea, Closing Discussion
4:00 …………Cleanup
4:30 ………….Retreat Ends

Afternoon schedule when we have mondo practice (this will be clearly announced in the retreat announcements and on the calendar):

1:45 …………Afternoon Recitation
2:00 …………Zazen
2:25 …………Kinhin
2:35 …………Zazen
3:00 …………Retreat ends for those who have attended only part of the day – thanks for joining us!
3-4:30 ……….Mondo Practice
4:30 ………….Cleanup
5:00 ………….Retreat Ends

 

Retreat Cost

Minimum suggested contribution for a one-day retreat is $25, but we will not turn anyone away for lack of funds, so please pay what you can (according to our Suggestion Contribution policy). If you only attend part of the day, donate as you feel is appropriate.

Retreat Registration

Let us know if you are coming by emailing us at info@brightwayzen.org. If you are able to stop by on the day-of, however, please feel welcome to join us without prior notice.

Paypal link for retreat if you would like to pay ahead of time:

 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us.

 

 

BWZ Board Meeting
Dharma Cloud Lineage Day at Dharma Rain

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$25
Events Category:

Teacher

Domyo Burk

Venue

Bright Way Zen
12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Phone:
(971) 770-1299
Website:
https://brightwayzen.org/