A Zen retreat with John Tarrant, Roshi
A coin lost in the river is found in the river - Zen koan
Zen meditation is meant to change your life.
Zen koans are the means for this, a treasure that anyone can bring to life. Koans are not puzzles to solve, they are tiny healing stories that become active in the mind. Koans open a creative path. They follow you round like a good dog, they work secretly in the night and subtly take away any confusion and conflict in the mind. Koans offer a way to be at home in the world or work and family and at home in your own company.
When we show up for our own lives, the world shows up for us. We don’t need to be at war with ourselves. We don’t need to find fault with anything that rises in our minds.
In this workshop there will be meditation, including meditation in action, talks, questions and answers, techniques to give you a practice you can take with you where ever you go.
Friday 7pm - 9pm:
A meditation practice, opening the heart and mind. Basics, and koans.
Saturday 9am - 4pm:
The Zen Koan for you, a hands-on exploration learning to befriend your mind. Exploring the freedom in the mind you already have.
Sunday 9am - 4pm:
Enlightenment and waking up—the effects and implications of meditation in your life. Building a practice to take with you wherever you go.
This workshop is a non-residential retreat and the fee is $295, early registration, before July 1, is $245. A vegetarian lunch is provided Saturday and Sunday.
JOHN TARRANT, ROSHI is a renowned Zen teacher with a PhD in psychology. He is the author of Bring Me The Rhinoceros, And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life, andThe Light Inside The Dark: Zen, Soul, And The Spiritual Life.
"John Tarrant is one of the most interesting minds in American Buddhism. He weaves his deep immersion in Buddhist practice, Western psychology, and the arts into a unique yet completely authentic story of the Zen life and its mysteries." - Melvin Mcleod, editor-in-chief, the Shambhala Sun
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