CANCELLED One Day Meditation Retreat with Shodo Spring

  • 07 Jan 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Red Clay Sangha, Chamblee, GA
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A one-day meditation retreat with Shodo Spring
Saturday January 7, 2017

Shodo Spring has studied with Dainin Katagiri, Tenshin Reb Anderson, and finally with Shohaku Okumura, who ordained her and gave Dharma transmission. Her expression of Dharma includes “just sitting,” love of the natural world, and engagement in the issues of our time, particularly climate change.

In 2013 Shodo led the three-month Compassionate Earth Walk. In 2015 she founded Mountains and Waters Alliance, humans joining with all beings to protect and restore the earth and all life. This includes zazen, teaching, a permaculture farm, land care, and being open to what arises next.

In ordinary life Shodo has two children and four grandchildren, is a retired psychotherapist, a mindfulness coach, and a beginning farmer living in southern Minnesota.

We will begin the day with an orientation to sesshin practice. If you are new to meditation practice and find the sitting periods too difficult, you are welcome to quietly take a break. Scheduled breaks are short due to the limited space; if you need extra time please take it when you need it. 

Please maintain silence. 

Please do not wear fragrances. 

This retreat will be held at our main locaton in Chamblee. more...

We have plenty of floor cushions (zafus and pillows). There are fold down benches for those who prefer. OR, if you prefer your own you may bring a cushion or chair. 

Please bring a vegetarian sack lunch or you may eat at a nearby restaurant. 

There is no charge to attend the retreat. Dana for the teacher is customary.         

8:30-9 am Open sitting (arrival at any time)
9 am Orientation
9:20 Sitting Meditation
10:10 Walking Meditation
10:20 Dharma talk
11:10 Walking
11:20 Sitting
12:10 Lunch and break
1:10 Sitting
1:50 Outdoor walking together
2:50 Sitting
3:40 Walking
3:50 Sitting
4:30 Closing circle
5:00 Close of formal retreat

Questions or comments?
Please contact Richard Skoonberg...
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