Join us for a peaceful day of stillness in the midst of winter. We sit throughout the day, interspersed with periods of walking meditation. Giko David Rubin will discuss how Zen insight and concentration infuse everyday life – our actions, relationships and speech. And conversely how our choices in everyday life influence Zen insights and experience.
Please join us for all or part of a half-day sit built around our regular Sunday service. There is no charge, no need to register and no need to stay for the entire time. Feel free to come and go as you please. Half day sits generally occur on the second Sunday of each month and begin at 7AM.
Recharge your practice at this formal retreat in the Rinzai tradition. There will be seated and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, silent walks through the woods, and optional interviews with teachers Abbot, Koshin Chris Cain and Genko Kathy Blackman.
Arts and Crafts Show at VCA. The work of about 25 well-known Vashon artists and craftspeople will be featured and available for purchase. On Friday, May 10 at 7:00 PM there will be a panel discussion on the subject of “Artists Mind – Zen Mind”. The panelists – Pam Ingalls, Bruce Morser, and Alex Echevarria – will describe the process by which they each create their art.
Join us for a full day of summertime meditation. The sit includes periods of walking and seated meditation, a dharma talk, and lunch. Cushions and chairs will be provided. A chance to sink into your practice in the warmth of the summer.
Dive deep into your practice at this formal retreat in the Rinzai tradition. There will be seated and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, silent walks through the woods, and optional interviews with our Abbot, Koshin Chris Cain.