Our day-long retreat, in the Rinzai tradition, will include seated and walking meditation, chanting, a dharma talk and the option of meeting privately with Koshin.
Trust in Mind: Knowing Beyond Talking and Thinking
Buddhism comes to China and over time blends with Taoism to become Chan, what we know as Zen. One of the earliest expressions of this blending comes in the teaching poem, “Trust in Mind,” attributed to the third Chinese Ancestor, Sengcan.
In this poem we are taught, “The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.” While encouraging us to set aside our habitual reactivity, “Trust in Mind” reveals a deeper unity with all of life and teaches us to respond to the world without getting ensnared by our personal preferences and opinions.
Dive deep at our seven-day Spring sesshin at beautiful Camp Sealth.
Five weeks of intensified practice. Our theme this year is Poetry as Practice. More information will be available closer to the date.