Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: An Interfaith Retreat

This is a week-long silent retreat (Zen sesshin) during which participants practice seated meditation (zazen) together — about 12 25-minute periods per day — as a supportive community, or sangha. Roshi Kennedy and other Zen teachers will provide daily talks (teishos) to share Zen insights and to encourage sitting practice, as well as opportunities to meet privately with them (daisan) throughout the days.

Silence is observed at all times throughout day in order to deepen experience. Following the final sitting each evening, the liturgy will be offered for all who wish to participate. This is a warm, wholehearted practice of being with ourselves as we are, with things as they occur. The support of devoted teachers and one another encourages the quieting of our minds, the lessening of struggle, and the movement from self-centeredness to life-centeredness. Through this process we taste the richness of human life and become of true benefit to others and our world.

The sesshin will run August 16 – August 22. For those staying onsite, check-in is at 4 p.m. on Sunday with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Departure is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 22.

Single occupancy and double occupancy accommodations are full. To be added to the waiting list please contact Rosemary Jones by email at rosemary@mercybythesea.org or by phone at (203) 245-0401 ext. 114.

Commuter registration is still being accepted at this time.

Sessions:  1
Dates:  8/16/2020 to 8/22/2020
Instructor:  Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi
Fees: 
$100.00   (Commuter Cost (must select date(s) from options))

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