Beginner’s Mind one-day sesshin, or retreat, at the Hazy Moon is designed to give new students a taste of our tradition. It includes instruction in meditation postures including sitting on a cushion, bench or chair. Meditation periods are shortened to 20 minutes with walking meditation in between. Students will also be introduced to chanting services, mindful work and hear a dharma talk. Lunch is provided along with an informal introduction to the oriyoki tradition of meditative meals. Ample informal discussion is encouraged.
Cushions, benches, chairs and meditation supplies are provided although you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them. Please wear loose, dark, comfortable clothing (no shorts or short-sleeves) suitable for sitting on the floor. Cost for non-members is $40. Payment can be made by cash or check at the door; please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.