The Sunday retreats are especially popular with people who practice independently or cannot yet integrate a longer retreat into their weekly schedule. Participants will come away with a complete taste of the Zen tradition: seated and walking meditation, services, mindful work and dharma talks. A delicious vegetarian buffet lunch and refreshments are provided along with an informal introduction to the meditative oryoki style of eating that is practiced in our longer retreats.
The Beginner’s Mind Retreat is a perfect next step for anyone who has taken a class at the Hazy Moon; however, there is no prerequisite to attend. Complete meditation instruction is given at the start of the day, and helpful tips repeated throughout.
At the end of the day, participants feel they have made a remarkable investment in themselves in only six hours. Cost for non-members is $40; and members, $20.
The next Beginner’s Mind has not yet been scheduled.