Meditation Workshop with Dhammadipa

  • 16 Aug 2019
  • 6:45 PM
  • 17 Aug 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Red Clay Sanga
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Meditation Workshop with Ven. Konin Cardenas

Friday August 16 - Saturday August 17, 2019

In this workshop, we will explore together ways to practice right in the midst of a full, contemporary life and discover a knowing that illuminates body and mind, all five aggregates of experience. Participants will experience a variety of meditation forms, teaching talks, and will have the opportunity for personal practice encounters with the Teacher. This workshop is suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.
Ven. Dhammadipa, also known as Rev. Konin, serves as Guiding Teacher of Ekan Zen Study Center, and resides and trains at Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, a women's Theravada monastery. She was previously ordained into the Soto Zen tradition by Sekkei Harada Roshi in 2007 and received Dharma Transmission in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage from Rev. Shosan Victoria Austin. Ven.'s teachings have appeared in the Buddhist magazines "Lion's Roar" and "Buddhadharma," and her teachings are published in "Zen Teachings in Challenging Times". She is an inter-faith chaplain who has provided spiritual care in hospital and hospice settings.

We will begin Friday with an orientation to 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 and chairs. OR, if you prefer your own you may bring a cushion or chair. 

Vegetarian lunch will be provided with any grains or dairy on the side.

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


Friday, June 1, 2018
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Arrivals and introductions
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm ~ Orientation to the workshop
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm ~ Posture instruction and silent sitting meditation

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:00 am - 9:15 am ~ Arrival and seating
9:15 am - 10:15 am ~ Guided sitting meditation with one interval at 9:45 am **
10:15 am - 10:45 am ~ Walking meditation
10:45 am - 11:45 am ~ Silent sitting meditation with one interval at 11:15 am **
11:45 am - 1:00 pm ~ Lunch and break time
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ~ Teaching talk
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm ~ Stretching or walking meditation
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm ~ Silent sitting meditation with two intervals at 2:45 pm and 3:15 pm ** Meetings with the Teacher, upon request.
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm ~ Walking meditation
4:15 pm - 4:50 pm ~ Silent sitting meditation
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm ~ Dedication

** When there is an interval during the period of sitting, it means a small bell will be rung during the sit, and there will be five minutes for participants to choose whether to continue sitting meditation or go outside for walking meditation. In the case where there are two intervals, participants who have gotten up have the option to return to sitting at the second interval, or continue walking. 

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