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Summer Zen Sesshin

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - June 21 @ 12:00 pm PDT

$600.00 – $750.00

This sesshin prescribes nearly seven hours of silent meditation (zazen) per day and includes dharma talks (teisho) by and private meetings (dokusan) with the teacher. We will open with an evening of welcome and orientation to sesshin. The following five days of sitting will allow for regular walking meditation periods (kinhin), plus breaks for rest, meals, and time spent outdoors in nature, at your own discretion. We will also experience Zen Buddhist chanting, led by a member of the sesshin staff.

Making a Zen sesshin is an inspiring spiritual experience, regardless of your religious affiliation. The days of silence and concentrated meditation will allow you to connect with your own inner being and with what Zen practitioners know as your True Nature.

‘Embracing the Way of Zen, we concentrate our search for answers into a practice of silent meditation, in community when possible, through which the questions (if not all the answers) become increasingly clear. And through our practice, we put all our care for ourselves and others into a boundless medium that can help us carry that search, that practice, and its fruits into the larger world. In Zen, everybody benefits, including ourselves.’

 

Nona Strong is a Zen teacher studying under Fr. Gregory Mayers, CSsR, who directed the Mercy Center East-West Meditation Program from 2005 to 2019. Nona began Zen koan studies with Fr. Greg, Roshi in 1996, and in 2019 she received full transmission as an Authentic Zen Master in the Empty Cloud lineage of Willigis Jäger, Roshi, OSB.

 

**Registration closes June 2, 2024.

 

CONTACT
For further assistance, contact us at (650) 340-7474 or mcweb@sistersofmercy.org

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Summer Zen Sesshin General Admission Fee
Registration for 1 person includes the retreat, overnight accommodations and meals. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 750.00
Unlimited
Summer Zen Sesshin RSM/Associate Fee
Registration for 1 Sister of Mercy/Mercy Associate includes the retreat, overnight accommodations and meals. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 600.00
Unlimited

Details

Start:
June 16 @ 5:30 pm PDT
End:
June 21 @ 12:00 pm PDT
Cost:
$600.00 – $750.00
Event Category:

Venue

Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Phone
650-340-7474