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The meaning of life?

It has been cloudy all week, with drifting snow and a freezing wind blowing from the East. But now that I am on my way back to… 614 more words

Harada Roshi

Reflection on a 10-day retreat

Our dear Rita recently completed her second 10-day silent retreat (“sesshin”) at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon. She writes:

“Last year, midway through the first one, I became so distracted, all I could do was sit on the cushion and let my ‘monkey mind’ take full flight. 212 more words

Zen Meditation

Four-day zen retreat on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Zen Circle, which practices in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of the classic Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, will be offering their next retreat at the beautiful Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island from Thursday, April 24 to Sunday April 27, 2014. 31 more words

Zen Meditation

Zen retreat for people over 60


a silent retreat for people 60 years and older at  Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon
(photo: there were 4 participants from Fernwood Zendo in last year’s gathering) 126 more words

Zen Meditation