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Instruction in Zen Chanting – February 2018

February 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Learn the basics of Zen-style meditation and how to extend its stillness into everyday life.  The workshop includes instruction on Zen forms and informal discussions on Buddhist thought.  The schedule includes short periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, discussion, and a vegetarian buffet lunch.  Recommended donation, $20. But no one will be turned away.


7:30 Zazen (please arrive at least five minutes early.)
8:10 Zen liturgy (chanting the Heart Sutra)
8:15 Soji: Temple Cleaning in silence
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Session 1: Introduction to a Zen Temple: Design, Symbolism, and Art
10:00 Zazen
10:30 Tea Break
11:00 Introduction to Zazen: Instruction in Zen style meditation
12:00 Zazen
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Rest/Physical Practice (light yoga)
2:30 Introduction to Zen Forms (Temple manners and movements)
3:30 Tea Break
4:00 Questions and Answers
5:00 Four Bodhisattva Vows and the Evening Verse/Adjourn

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community

PO Box 818
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States