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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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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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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March 5-day Sesshin

We will enter into the deep practice of sesshin, assisted by dharma talks on Zen Master Dogen’s Bendowa, Wholehearted Practice of the Way.

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Genzo-e with Byakuren Judith Ragir Roshi

September 7 – 8, 2018 with Byakuren Judith Ragir Roshi Friday •  7:00 am – 8:30 p.m. Saturday • 7:00 am – 5:00 p.m. Early bird $120   REGISTER HERE after 8/9 $150 Genzo-e sesshin is an opportunity for a deep exploration of the teachings of Dogen Zenji. 2018 Genzo-e with Byakuren What do we trust…

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