Zen Commuter Retreat

An Intensive Zen Meditation Retreat, adapted for non-residential attendance.

Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 8

University Unitarian Church, 6556 – 35th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98155

In the Zen tradition, December calls us to steadily intensify practice in daily life, inspired by the Buddha’s awakening together with the world and all beings, upon seeing the morning star on the eighth day of the twelfth month (Rohatsu). The Zen Practice Groups of University Unitarian Church and Woodinville UU Church invite you to join them.

Please review the details below, then click here to register

Photo shows James Ford, Roshi, and Janine Larsen, Senior Dharma Teacher

Janine Larsen and James Ford

Guided by James Myoun Ford, Roshi

with Janine Seitetsu Larsen, Senior Dharma Teacher, and others

Sesshin is an opportunity to practice wholeheartedly and deepen your understanding of the dharma.      — James Ford

You Will:
  • Spend most of each day in silence and meditation, and go home each night
  • Experience chanting, sitting & walking meditation, mindful eating, Dharma Talks
  • Have the opportunity for Dokusan (individual meetings) with Myoun Roshi and other teachers
  • Learn about Zen Buddhist practice and rituals, witness a Zen Priest ordination ceremony
  • Be invited to hear Rev. Ford, a UU Minister as well as a Zen priest, speak at UUC Sunday Services

This event is open to the public

  • Full retreat, $95  –  Includes 4 days of meditation and programs, six meals
  • 2 Full Days or 3 Half-Days, $70
  • 1 Full Day or two Half-Days), $50
  • 1 Half-Day, $30
  • Other attendance or scholarship – as arranged
  • Dana (offering) for teaching is also invited – this will go directly to James Myoun Ford, Roshi.

Please register on-line through University Unitarian Church, which offers the option to pay by credit card. If you wish to pay by check or in an amount other than the standard registration fees shown during on-line registration, please comment “I will pay at the door” when you register, and bring to the event either cash or a check made out to UUC.

Please review the links below for additional information. Still have questions? Email Janine Larsen or call (206) 454-7724.

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