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Ease and Joy of Mornings – half day meditation retreat

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please join the Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community for an opportunity to enjoy a longer period of silent meditation in a supported environment. Participants are welcome to attend either in person* or via Zoom. Beginning meditators will find this morning an ideal way in which to try out longer periods of meditation practice, and regular meditators will appreciate the opportunity for extended zazen. In addition to an introduction of some basic Zen forms, we will share how to establish and maintain a comfortable sitting posture, how to focus on your breath, and how to engage in walking meditation. Time will be dedicated for questions and answers at the close of the morning, so bring your questions!

Please wear loose clothing that is comfortable for sitting. In-person participants must be  symptom free of flu/Covid, fully vaccinated (against Covid-19) and bring a mask. In-person attendance is limited to 12 attendees. For online attendees, a Zoom link will be provided.

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community is happy to offer this online and in-person half-day of meditation practice for the community at no charge (donations gladly accepted). The schedule is Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register here.

Upcoming Easy and Joy of Mornings

August 14 facilitated by Daigan
November 13 facilitated by Daigan

After attending an Ease and Joy of Mornings, participants may feel encouraged to attend a full-day Zazenkai (see scheduled dates here.)

*In person attendance is subject to CDC Covid recommendations for indoor gatherings.


August 14
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bread Loaf Mountain Monastery
3958 Route 30
Cornwall, VT 05753 United States
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