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Sesshin with Joshin Byrnes at Upaya

January 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Jan 24, 2019 — Jan 31, 2019

REGISTER ONLINE NOW »Instructor(s): Sensei Joshin Byrnes, Matthew Kozan Palevsky.

Sesshin literally means ‘gathering the heart/mind’. A sesshin is an intensive multi-day Zen meditation retreat with a consistent schedule that creates a deep, quiet container for practice. Each day consists of sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation, service and chanting (liturgy), formal meals in the zendo (oryoki*), personal interviews with the teachers, work practice (samu) and physical practice. We observe Noble Silence throughout and support each other in quiet, whole-hearted practice. It is recommended, although certainly not mandatory, that you participate in at least one day-long retreat (Zazenkai or Bodhidharma) before you sit sesshin to prepare you for this very deep and intimate practice.

*Special note about oryoki — in this tradition, all meals are vegan and gluten-free. We are unable to accommodate further dietary sensitivities. If your dietary sensitivities are outside of  vegan and gluten-free, we suggest you consider another retreat option.

Click here to complete an on-line Sesshin questionnaire.  Additionally, click here for a downloadable PDF of Guidelines of Conduct for a Practice Period/Sesshin.  At the end of the Sesshin questionnaire, you will be asked to affirm that you have read the Guidelines. Thank you.

Registration for this event includes free dormitory lodging for all 7 nights. After registration, you’ll have the option of upgrading your lodging at a discounted rate if you prefer.

Sample Schedule

You may want to look at the sample schedule from our guide for participants.

Maximum Participants: 25
Tuition (Members): $490.00
Tuition (Non-Members): $540.00
More details: Includes dormitory lodging (upgrade available). Dana to teachers and residents.

Lodging: Dormitory lodging (or an RV space) is INCLUDED in your tuition fee. If you want to upgrade your lodging, the following options are available (space permitting):

  • Upgrade to double $25 per night

Click here for for additional information about lodging at Upaya.

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Details

Start:
January 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
End:
January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Organizer

Joshin
Phone:
(802) 462-2138

Venue

Upaya Zen Center
1404 Cerro Gordo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Website:
www.upaya.org