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Beginner’s Mind Sesshin: A Winter Silent Retreat of Wholehearted Practice at the Garrison Institute

January 10th – January 14th, 2024

Led by Chodo Robert Campbell Sensei, Koshin Paley Ellison Sensei, Dai En Friedman SenseI, and Doshin JohnsoN 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.


January 10 2024
January 14 2024
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