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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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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with Sosan Theresa Flynn July 10 – 17 (begins at 7:30 pm on Friday; ends at 12:30 pm Friday) If registering after July 6, please also email sosan@cloudsinwater.org and myoshin@cloudsinwater.org. In his great poem, “Song of Zazen” Japanese Zen Master Hakuin writes, “How boundless and free is the sky of Samadhi! How refreshingly bright the…

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May 20 – 25 – May Sesshin on Zoom  ● Practicing with Jizo Bodhisattva Our Memorial Day weekend sesshin will be offered on Zoom, beginning Wednesday evening, May 20, and continuing through Monday afternoon, May 25. It will be co-led by Sosan Theresa Flynn and My On Susan Hagler. Everyone is invited to attend any…

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March sesshin: The teachings of Zen Master Yunmen with Guiding Teacher Sosan Flynn    •   Registration closes March 5 March 10-14 Tuesday 6:30 – 9:00 pm Saturday. 6:00 am – 5:00 pm Early bird $180 through Feb. 10 Regular: $240 Yunmen Wenyan (c. 864–949) was a master of the Chinese Zen tradition and one…

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Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:00 pm Sep 13 -14 • Friday 7:00 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 p.m Early bird: $45, after Aug 13 $120 Sosan’s dharma talk will explore a deeper understanding of the holy truths of 1) suffering, 2) the cause of suffering, 3) the extinction of suffering and 4) the path to the…

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with Onryu Kennedy Jan. 10 – 11 (Friday 7:oo pm – Saturday 9:00 pm) Early bird through Dec. 10 $45 Regular $60 The theme for this sesshin is “Returning to Silence.” We will have a precious opportunity to gather our minds within a supportive container, offering ourselves the gift of just being. By being with…

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with Guiding Teacher Sosan Flynn 7 day ● Dec. 1 – 8  Early bird: $315 through Nov. 7 Regular $420 2 day ● Dec. 6 – 8 Early bird: $90  through Nov. 7 Regular $120 Zen Buddhists around the world sit in meditation the first week in December to commemorate and re enact the enlightenment…

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with Guiding Teacher Sosan Flynn Sep 13 -14 • Friday 7:00 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 p.m Early bird: $45, after Aug 13 $120 Sosan’s dharma talk will explore a deeper understanding of the holy truths of 1) suffering, 2) the cause of suffering, 3) the extinction of suffering and 4) the path to the extinction of…

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with Gentle Dragon Kennedy Aug 9 – 11 • Friday 7:00 p.m. – Sunday 5:00 p.m. Early bird: $90, after Jul 9 $120 REGISTRATION SHORTCUT          

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