Chop Wood, Carry Water: Making a Life of Practice.
Puget Sound Zen Center’s 2018 Fall retreat
In 9th century China the P’ang family gave the Zen school an example of how laypeople – women and men – can make a life of practice their primary aim.
Register now to dive deep at our three-day Fall sesshin (11-14 Oct) at beautiful Camp Sealth. This will be a formal retreat in the Rinzai tradition: zazen, kinhin, chanting, dharma talks, interviews with the teacher, silent walks through the spring woods.
All meals and dormitory-style accommodations included. If you have questions, or if you have not previously attended a multi-day retreat, please contact the registrar at email@example.com.
From out-of-town? The registrar will find you a place to stay the night before if needed.
The retreat will begin at 5pm on Thursday and end at 3pm Sunday. Registration below–please contact the registrar with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Typical full-day retreat schedule:
4:30am wake up, tea & chanting, zazen
7:45 break/ cleaning
10:00 dharma talk, zazen (teacher meeting w. Koshin)
1:15 change for hike
3:00 zazen, chanting, zazen (teacher meeting with Koshin)
4:45 Bodywork (yoga or qi gong)
6:30 gyodo, zazen
8:30 tea & chanting, closing