Chobo-Ji, the Zen temple on S. Horton, has a three-day meditation retreat that is aimed at beginners and older folks interested in getting a more intimate experience of what Zen meditation is.
It is from Friday-Sunday August 23-25 from 7am-8pm, ending at 4pm on Sunday. Three vegetarian meals will be provided. Cost is $100. The description from our website is as follows:
â€œOdayakaâ€ means peaceful in Japanese and this Sesshin is a little less arduous with more dialogue than our weeklong sesshins. It is especially suited for Dharma Dragons (practitioners over 60) and others looking for a more spacious daily schedule. Each day begins with zazen at 7AM, followed by a flexible schedule with breakfast at 8AM, lunch at noon, dinner at 6PM and close at 8PM. Sunday the sesshin will close at 4PM. A vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served each day with zazen, kinhin (walking meditation) dokusan (private interviews with the Abbot), teisho (dharma talk), chanting, qi gong, dialogue and personal time for reflection and integration. Cost is $100. To hold a spot please send a deposit of at least $25 as soon as possible. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Neighbor Tobin from Chobo-Ji sent us this announcement about an upcoming event on North Beacon Hill: