Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fall Sesshin and Ordination: 23-25 October 2015


The Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield will host its Fall sesshin (retreat) at the Ablin House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Friday (5 p.m. start) to Sunday (12 p.m. conclude), October 23-25, 2015.
  • Intensive meditation practice
  • Yoga led by certified instructor
  • Practice in a beautiful and historic setting
Sesshin, which means “touch the mind,” offers intensive Zen practice of zazen (sitting concentration), kinhin (walking concentration), and samu (work practice).

The sesshin will be led by Richard Collins, Zen monk, author of No Fear Zen, and teacher in the lineage of Robert Livingston Roshi, Abbot of the New Orleans Zen Temple.

The event will conclude with a lay-ordination ceremony for long-time practitioners who have committed to the bodhisattva path.

The $75 donation ($45 students) includes meals, instruction, and, for regular practitioners, dokusan (private interviews with the teacher).

Those without prior experience of zazen or other meditation practices are welcome.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience true Zen practice, whether you are an experienced practitioner or a beginner.

Registration

Early Registration: $75 ($45 for students) by October 21. First, reserve your spot by emailing the event coordinator. Once you receive confirmation, you can prepay early registration by visiting the following registration page.


Late Registration: $85 ($55 for students) after October 1. First, reserve your spot by emailing the event coordinator. Once you receive confirmation, you can pay the day of the event by credit card, check, or cash.

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