5-Day Zen Sesshin
June 17–23, 2017
“Sesshin” means gathering of heart and mind and body. This five-day silent retreat allows us the opportunity to develop practice and settle into our essential nature. The emphasis is the practice of “zazen”, sitting meditation, which begins in the early morning and continues through evening. We will also practice mindful eating of vegetarian meals, chanting, work period, and walking meditation, inside and outside. We will listen to Dharma Talks and have afternoon tea and discussion. Each participant can have a one-on-one meeting with the teacher.
This retreat is in the Soto Zen lineage, which emphasizes just sitting, and is open to beginners as well as those with experience.
Katharine Kaufman is priest ordained in the Soto Zen Lineage and teaches meditation, writing workshops, and Yoga in Boulder County and at Shambhala Mountain Center. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University where she teaches Movement Arts and Contemplative Seminar. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography and Writing/Poetics. www.katharinekaufman.com