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  • Sunday Service: 10:00am-12pm
    Early Sunday Sit: 8:30-9:30am
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Autumn Zazenkai (3 Day Retreat) – Dogen’s Three Heart-Minds

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - October 16 @ 4:30 pm

$40 – $175
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Dogen’s Three Heart-Minds

In his Instructions to the Tenzo, Dogen Zenji asks his monks to cultivate three minds: A joyful mind, a parent’s mind, and a vast mind. During this zazenkai we will look at what Dogen meant, and how developing these three minds can help us in our practice and our life.

Autumn Zazenkai 13-16 October 2022.
Teachers Koshin Chris Cain and Genko Kathy Blackman

Schedule: Thursday night 7-8:30pm (introduction and orientation)
Friday and Saturday 6:30am- 8:45 pm
Sunday 6:30am-4:30pm

Attendance options and fees: (please register and plan to attend for full days- no charge for Thursday evening)

In-person: daily fee: member $55/ nonmember $65. Full-time cost:: members $150/ non-member $175
Zoom: daily fee: member $40/ nonmember $50. Full-time cost: members $100/ non-members $130

The retreat is non-residential. Out of towners– sangha members have offered their spare rooms for overnights- please contact the registrar if you need accommodations.

Meals: Two simple vegetarian meals will be served each day: a morning meal and an evening meal. PLEASE BRING A BAG LUNCH DAILY. While we cannot accommodate food preferences, please contact the registrar if you have serious food allergies, and we will do our best to help you.

All in person options are now full. Registration is only available for Zoom participation. Zoom registration closes at 10am Thursday 13th Oct.


October 13 @ 7:00 pm
October 16 @ 4:30 pm
$40 – $175
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Puget Sound Zen Center
18005 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States


Puget Sound Zen Center

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