attributed to Jalaluddin Rumi
DIVING DEEP: A Zen Sesshin
19-22 September, 2019
at Pine Mountain Zen Monastery
Thursday evening until noon on Sunday
You are invited to join us for a three-day intensive Zen meditation retreat
led by the Reverend James Myoun Ford
One of the senior teachers of North American Zen, Myoun Osho was ordained a Soto priest 49 years ago, completed formal koan introspection training in the Harada Yasutani lineage and was given Inka shomei and the title Roshi, senior teacher, in that line 14 years ago.
Myoun is the author of five books addressing aspects of the Zen life, the most recent Introduction to Zen Koans: Learning the Language of Dragons. He was the founding abbot of Boundless Way Zen and currently serves as senior teacher of the Empty Moon Zen Network.
Myoun Osho will be assisted by senior dharma teachers Jan Seymour-Ford & Janine Larsen. Other teachers sometimes wander in.
While all are invited, this is a physically and psychically demanding practice and a prerequisite for attending is having a regular settled practice in Zen, Vipassana, or a closely related discipline, as well as prior attendance at at least one day long sitting in one of these traditions.
We will be spending approximately nine hours a day in silent seated meditation, with brief periods of walking meditation, dharma talks, liturgy, work practice, and meals.
There will also be opportunities to meet with Myoun or the senior dharma teachers in dokusan, brief focused conversations on one’s spiritual practice.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving
It doesn’t matter
Ours is no caravan of despair
Come. Even if you have broken your vow
a hundred times
Come. Come. Yet again, come.
Welcome to the intimate way…
For more details including costs,
and how to register for the retreat, please go here.