Saturday, June 22, 6 pm – 8 pm, & Sunday, June 23, 7 am – 6 pm
The first event of our practice period, The Path of Liberation, is a retreat led by our shuso, Andre Elsen, that will begin on Saturday evening at 6 pm and end on Sunday evening at 6:30 pm. We will sit three periods of zazen on Saturday evening and ten periods of zazen on Sunday, encouraging us to deepen and settle in our practice. The periods of zazen will be 30 minutes long, separated by ten minutes of kinhin, and there will be a dharma talk on Sunday morning and a yoga session during the afternoon. We will end with a sharing circle.
Andre’s dharma talk at 10:20 am will be his “Way-Seeking Mind” talk, traditionally the first talk by a shuso, in which he will outline his path to practice.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring vegetarian food for breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
It is possible to join the Sunday event at any time – please take care to ring the doorbell only during kinhin!
- The suggested donation to be part of this event is a sliding scale from £10 to £25.