This unique sesshin will include a blend of in-person outdoor Chi Gong and outdoor mindful walking with Zoom meditation, dharma talks, chanting and council practice. As with many of our Zoom-based sesshins, this sesshin is “open” in that you can choose your level of participation – one or more days, mornings only, or any combination.

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In this workshop, we will address the needs of group facilitators who are using council practice. We will use role play and discussion of scenarios to increase our skills. This workshop is open to those who have taken one of the workshops on council practice offered through Clouds in Water, or by permission of the instructor.

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Join us for an extended meditation and community connection on Zoom. The morning will include three 30-minute periods of sitting meditation, interspersed with Chi Gong (guided movement) and walking meditation, and closing with chanting of the Heart Sutra.

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We invite you to cultivate new belonging to self, community, and earth. This gathering is an experience of sitting and moving in right relationship to place, guided by the retreat practice of Clouds in Water Zen Center. You will practice inner quietude and stillness, expansive mindful movement, and placing yourself in the momentum of land back—the healing path of rematriation of land. This special April retreat is co-led by Clouds guiding teacher Sosan Theresa Flynn, in collaboration with Don’t You Feel It Too?, a 13-year public movement project for embodied liberation, led by behavioral artist Marcus Young 楊墨 and many others. The retreat will include the participation of students from HECUA’s Art for Social Change program.

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Practice Period is a time when members of our community come together to support each other in making deeper commitments to daily practice. This practice period, you are invited to take refuge in the heart of boundless compassion and open to the heart of wonder. Practice period includes a weekly meeting to study the Heart Sutra, regular email updates, and the opportunity to connect with a practice period partner and/or small group.

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