Saturday, March 7, 2015

Spring Sesshin: 3-4 April 2015

The Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield will host its Spring sesshin (retreat) at the Ablin House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Friday (5 p.m. start) and Saturday (6 p.m. conclude), April 3-4, 2015.

Sesshin, which means “touch the mind,” offers intensive Zen practice of zazen (sitting concentration), kinhin (walking concentration), and samu (work practice).

Spring Sesshin will be led by Richard Collins, Zen monk and teacher in the Robert Livingston Roshi of the New Orleans Zen Temple.

The $50 donation ($35 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.

Partial registrations for those who cannot attend the entire sesshin are welcome. Email the V.P. from the "Contact" page for more information on partial attendance registration.

Registration

Early Registration: $50 ($35 for students) before April 1. First, reserve your spot by emailing the Director. Once you receive confirmation, you can prepay early registration by visiting the following registration page.

  Sesshin Early Registration Payment (now closed)

Late Registration: $60 ($45 for students) after April 1. First, reserve your spot by emailing the Director. Once you receive confirmation, you can pay the day of the event by credit card, check, or cash.