November 2015 Retreat

Fall Three Day Sesshin at Blue Mountain Zendo
November 13-15 2015
(Friday 7pm – Sunday 12pm)

“Sesshin”, literally “to collect the mind”, is the Zen Buddhist seclusion or intensive period, consisting of 3-14 days of silent meditative practice. Included in these periods are daily Zazen, Dharma Talks/Teisho (sermons), Samu (work) periods, and private interview/meeting (Dokusan) twice daily with Ryuun Joriki Baker, Osho. During Sesshin, the Zen Student concentrates on nothing but collecting the scattered energies of mind, so they may realize their rightful place within the universe, as the universe. This “place”, many times, feels hidden from us in our daily lives, and as a result, we seek outwardly for that we perceive we are lacking. Deep insights into our core nature, many times, occur when we least expect them. They sometimes reveal themselves in our daily activities, death of a loved one, birth, art, or simply doing nothing. These seemingly random experiences stir within us something systemic to our very being, something which consumes us without a trace. This nature, our core nature, is the root of universe itself. This Dharma is always present, however, we are many times blinded by the habitual ego projection, and most of the time we just miss it. When we do experience the bursts of insights, these quick flashes and sparks, stoke the flames of our core, and we burn brighter and brighter. Although sadly, for most, these flames grow cold once again, as they are left unattended and un-nurtured. However, for those few men and women who tend to the burning ember, their potential is infinite. For centuries, philosophy and theology have tried to explain this process, their attempts intrinsically shallow and hollow at best. The awakened mind is beyond word and letter. It is simple and honest in approach and lives fully in each unfolding moment. This honest and open readiness to let go of our preconceived ideas and attachments, is the catalyst from which the restorative process begins. Sesshin is a time to dedicate ourselves to the exploration of this great matter, and a time to heal the scars which have long limited our true freedom and happiness. We hope you will come and explore with us, this most noblest of endeavors.

Call: 484-268-0724
Email: Joriki@bluemountainzendo.org

Fall Three Day Sesshin at Blue Mountain Zendo
November 13-15 2015
(Friday 7pm – Sunday 12pm)

“Sesshin”, literally “to collect the mind”, is the Zen Buddhist seclusion or intensive period, consisting of 3-14 days of silent meditative practice. Included in these periods are daily Zazen, Dharma Talks/Teisho (sermons), Samu (work) periods, and private interview/meeting (Dokusan) twice daily with Ryuun Joriki Baker, Osho. During Sesshin, the Zen Student concentrates on nothing but collecting the scattered energies of mind, so they may realize their rightful place within the universe, as the universe. This “place”, many times, feels hidden from us in our daily lives, and as a result, we seek outwardly for that we perceive we are lacking. Deep insights into our core nature, many times, occur when we least expect them. They sometimes reveal themselves in our daily activities, death of a loved one, birth, art, or simply doing nothing. These seemingly random experiences stir within us something systemic to our very being, something which consumes us without a trace. This nature, our core nature, is the root of universe itself. This Dharma is always present, however, we are many times blinded by the habitual ego projection, and most of the time we just miss it. When we do experience the bursts of insights, these quick flashes and sparks, stoke the flames of our core, and we burn brighter and brighter. Although sadly, for most, these flames grow cold once again, as they are left unattended and un-nurtured. However, for those few men and women who tend to the burning ember, their potential is infinite. For centuries, philosophy and theology have tried to explain this process, their attempts intrinsically shallow and hollow at best. The awakened mind is beyond word and letter. It is simple and honest in approach and lives fully in each unfolding moment. This honest and open readiness to let go of our preconceived ideas and attachments, is the catalyst from which the restorative process begins. Sesshin is a time to dedicate ourselves to the exploration of this great matter, and a time to heal the scars which have long limited our true freedom and happiness. We hope you will come and explore with us, this most noblest of endeavors.

Call: 484-268-0724
Email: Joriki@bluemountainzendo.org
Fall Three Day Sesshin at Blue Mountain Zendo
November 13-15 2015
(Friday 7pm – Sunday 12pm)

“Sesshin”, literally “to collect the mind”, is the Zen Buddhist seclusion or intensive period, consisting of 3-14 days of silent meditative practice. Included in these periods are daily Zazen, Dharma Talks/Teisho (sermons), Samu (work) periods, and private interview/meeting (Dokusan) twice daily with Ryuun Joriki Baker, Osho. During Sesshin, the Zen Student concentrates on nothing but collecting the scattered energies of mind, so they may realize their rightful place within the universe, as the universe. This “place”, many times, feels hidden from us in our daily lives, and as a result, we seek outwardly for that we perceive we are lacking. Deep insights into our core nature, many times, occur when we least expect them. They sometimes reveal themselves in our daily activities, death of a loved one, birth, art, or simply doing nothing. These seemingly random experiences stir within us something systemic to our very being, something which consumes us without a trace. This nature, our core nature, is the root of universe itself. This Dharma is always present, however, we are many times blinded by the habitual ego projection, and most of the time we just miss it. When we do experience the bursts of insights, these quick flashes and sparks, stoke the flames of our core, and we burn brighter and brighter. Although sadly, for most, these flames grow cold once again, as they are left unattended and un-nurtured. However, for those few men and women who tend to the burning ember, their potential is infinite. For centuries, philosophy and theology have tried to explain this process, their attempts intrinsically shallow and hollow at best. The awakened mind is beyond word and letter. It is simple and honest in approach and lives fully in each unfolding moment. This honest and open readiness to let go of our preconceived ideas and attachments, is the catalyst from which the restorative process begins. Sesshin is a time to dedicate ourselves to the exploration of this great matter, and a time to heal the scars which have long limited our true freedom and happiness. We hope you will come and explore with us, this most noblest of endeavors.

Call: 484-268-0724
Email: Joriki@bluemountainzendo.org

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