Kent Zendo

Fall 2010 One-Day Sit – Sunday, September 19, 2010

Join us for our Fall 2010 One-Day Sit at True Nature in Millersburg.

Fall 2010 One-Day Sit in Millersburg

September 19, 2010

What: The retreat will feature several hours of Soto Zen-style sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin) , and a Dharma talk. There will be free time to wander in the meadow, climb trees or wade in the pond. Schedule: 10-12 Zazen/Kinhin, 12 – 1:30 Lunch, 1:30 – 3:30 Zazen/Kinhin, 3:30 – 4:30 Dharma Talk, 4:30 – 5:00 Zazen.

Where: True Nature [map] offers a natural setting in rural Millersburg, Ohio – woods, ponds, frogs, turtles, dewdrops on grass blades.

Who: Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, the retreat will be lead by Tim McCarthy, a teacher in the lineage of Kobun Chino Otagawa, Roshi. Those new to sitting need not feel obligated to join in all meditations if they find it too difficult, but are encouraged to support the group with their presence as much as possible. (It is okay to come for just half the day.) We ask that participants not differentiate themselves by using Dharma names or ranks, nor by wearing robes or rakasus.

Chow: We eat well. Great vegetarian dishes. Participants will be asked to share in the responsibility of cooking, table-setting, and clean-up.

What You’ll Need: If you have a zafu, mat or bench, please bring it. Zafus, zabutons, benches, and chairs will be provided for those who need them. Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged if possible. The drive is about an hour and a half from Kent or half an hour from Wooster.

Cost: $10 – This includes vegetarian meals. If money is a problem, we can work something out. All proceeds will be donated to a charity yet-to-be-determined.

How: Please use the contact us page to register. Please state when you plan to arrive, how many people you will bring, and let us know about any other requests (dietary or otherwise).