Fall Retreat 2018 – Chop Wood, Carry Water

Chop Wood, Carry Water: Making a Life of Practice.

Dive deep at our three-day Fall sesshin (11-14 Oct) at beautiful Camp Sealth. This will be a formal retreat in the Rinzai tradition: seated and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, silent walks through the woods, and optional interviews with our Abbot, Koshin Chris Cain.

In 9th century China the P’ang family gave the Zen school an example of how laypeople – women and men – can make a life of practice their primary aim. Dharma talks by Koshin Cain will focus on the P’ang family, and are open to the public at 10:15 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Wrangler Lodge at Camp Sealth, 14500 SW Camp Sealth Rd, off of Wax Orchard Rd. Enter Camp Sealth and continue straight then follow signs to Wrangler Lodge.)

All meals and dormitory-style accommodations included. If you have questions, or if you have not previously attended a multi-day retreat, please contact the registrar at registrar@pszc.org.  From out-of-town?  The registrar will find you a place to stay the night before if needed.

The retreat will begin at 5pm on Thursday and end at 4pm Sunday. We encourage at least one 24 hour period of attendance, but exceptions can be made for life circumstances.

Registration is closed. Please contact the registrar with questions at registrar@pszc.org.

Fall 2018 Sesshin Schedule

Thursday: 

5:00pm arrival

6:00 dinner

7:00 zazen (alternating periods of seated meditation for 25 minutes, then walking meditation for 10 minutes)

8:30 tea and chanting, closing

Friday-Saturday:

4:30am wakeup

5:00 tea and chanting, zazen

7:15 breakfast

7:45 break

8:30 zazen

10:15 dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)

12:30pm lunch

1:00 samu (work practice)

1:30 break

2:15 zazen, tea, chanting, zazen (long sitting-sit/walk at your discretion)

4:45 qi gong

5:15 dinner

5:45 break

6:30 gyodo, dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)

8:30 tea and chanting, closing

Sunday: 

4:30am wakeup

5:00 tea and chanting, zazen

7:15 breakfast

7:45 break

8:30 qi gong

9:00 zazen

10:15 dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)

12:00pm lunch

12:30 samu (work practice)

1:00 break

1:30 zazen (long sitting-sit/walk at your discretion)

3:30 closing, informal gathering

4:00 pack up and depart

 

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