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  • Sunday Service: 10:00am-12pm
    Early Sunday Sit: 8:30-9:30am
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  • Monday Evening: 7:00-8:45pm
  • Wednesday Evening: 7:00-8:30pm
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8:30 – 5:30 – Spring Day Sit – The Stories We Tell

June 17, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

$25 – $60
Qigong Session

Join us for our day long retreat in the Rinzai tradition: seated and walking meditation, chanting, qigong and a dharma talk. Our teacher will be our Abbot, Koshin Chris Cain, who will discuss the stories we tell.

We humans are a story-making species. We need stories, but if we take them as fact, they can trap and limit us. “I’m a failure” “She’s a success” “He’s no good” “I’m not enough” Our practice teaches us to take a break from stories, so that we can see ourselves and others more clearly.

The retreat is offered in person and on Zoom.

In person: A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided. Let the registrar know about food sensitivities. In person capacity is 20. Registration closes on June 15 at 1pm.

Zoom: Participants will be provided with a unique password after registration.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 Tea, Zazen
10:00 Dharma Talk, Koshin
10:45 Zazen and Dokusan
12:15 Lunch and break
1:15 Samu Work Practice
2:00 Qi Gong
2:30 Tea; Chanting
3:15 Zazen and Dokusan
5:00 Closing
5:30 End

More info and registration coming soon.


June 17, 2023
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
$25 – $60
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Puget Sound Zen Center
18005 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States


Puget Sound Zen Center