Our Spring Zen Meditation Day is Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Cost: Suggested donation $25-75. By check or to email@example.com.
To Register: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 541-543-5049. We’ll send you the welcome email.
We will be practicing safely in line with state of Oregon guidelines, with masks and physical distancing while inside the meditation space.
Please bring a pair of hiking boots and a packed lunch! If you have questions about the location please see this page.
9 – noon: seated meditation interspersed with periods of walking meditation outside
noon – 1:15pm: lunch and break
1:15 – 2:30pm: Zen yoga for the spring
2:30 – 4:45pm: seated meditation interspersed with periods of walking meditation outside
4:45pm: Closing Circle
Zen Meditation Days are a wonderful chance to ground, refresh, and nourish your meditation practice. This is substantial beneficial for your daily life as well – jobs, relationships…!
Feedback from past Zen meditation days:
“It was such a wonderful day that carried over! The next few days after I felt slower. Air was crisper,colors brighter and had such a feeling of peace and gratitude.” Chris
“I felt the melt.” Tawnie
“[The] Zen Day helped to reinvigorate and inspire my zen practice. Time in the forest, shared with good people, is good medicine.” Thomas
“It underscored for me the importance of taking time to “be in the moment,” and being open to my thoughts and senses. Giving myself a full day of this felt/feels like a gift.” Liz
“…draws one inward to connect more authentically with oneself and others.” Benjamin
“…strengthened and supported my practice and sense of our community. Coming home, I naturally slid into expanding my evening practice. I attribute that shift to the “boost” of the Big Bear retreat.” Julie
“The day of meditation was beneficial to my practice and life. The setting was beautiful, serene, and had a level of quiet that I haven’t experienced in many years. Shinkai gracefully created an atmosphere of sincere practice while maintaining enough informality to feel welcoming and approachable. The day stayed with me for at least a week and bolstered the foundation of mindfulness in my practice and life.” Jon
Recent Zen meditation days:
November 19, 2019 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center
April 13, 2019 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center
March 29-31, 2019 Spring Wellness Retreat at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center
October 20, 2018 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center
April 14, 2018 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center
November 4, 2017 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center
April 29, 2017 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center
Spring and fall of 2016 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center
Fall of 2015 at the Avalon Lodge in Eugene, Oregon