Beginner’s Mind Sesshin: A Winter Silent Retreat of Wholehearted Practice at the Garrison Institute
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10TH – SUNDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2024
Led by Chodo Robert Campbell Sensei, Koshin Paley Ellison Sensei, Dai En Friedman Sensei, and Gyokei Yokoyama Sensei
Sesshin, the Japanese term for a Zen meditation retreat, holds the profound meaning of “touching the heart-mind” and stands as a fundamental pillar of Zen practice. This exceptional occasion offers a precious opportunity for us to delve deeper into our practice alongside a supportive community of fellow practitioners. During our time together, we will explore the teachings of the Wholehearted Way, emphasizing the ever-present possibility of intimacy and the sheer delight of experiencing life’s fresh reality.
Through the practice of sitting and walking meditation, engaging dharma talks, and intimate dokusan sessions with a teacher, we will immerse ourselves in the transformative power of Noble Silence. Let us come together, here and now, embracing this five-day, four-night journey of discovery and growth.