August Sesshin – Aug 13-14

Sesshin, which means “collecting the heart/mind”, provides a rare chance to step into a sanctuary of stillness, to close the door for a little while on the cacophony, and to appreciate the freedom and spaciousness of life in the present. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, we hope you will consider joining this wonderful practice.

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July Zoom Retreat

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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Memorial Day Weekend Sesshin

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 four day sesshin

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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2019 September Sesshin

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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January Sesshin 2020

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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2019 Rohatsu Sesshin

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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Sesshin

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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Two-day sesshin

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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Hokyoji Sesshin, 2019 – closed

With Dokai Georgesen and Kyoku Tracey Walen July 13 – 20, 2019 • registration is closed-full capacity This sesshin will focus on the Buddha’s teachings in the Pali Canon based on a book of just sixteen sutras: Basic Teachings of the Buddha  by Glenn Wallis.  Mr. Wallis provides new translations and commentary that help us hear Buddha’s core teachings in…

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