Zen Meditation Days are a wonderful chance to ground, refresh, and nourish your life and meditation practice. Please bring a pair of hiking boots and a packed lunch.
Date: TBD. Spring of 2022
Place: Held at Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon.
Cost: Suggested donation $25-75. By check or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register: Fill in the contact form in the side bar. We'll send you a registration form.
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 Fall
2:30 - 4:45pm: seated meditation interspersed with periods of walking meditation outside
4:45pm: Closing Circle
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