Practice Opportunity

One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Madelon Bolling (May 8th, 2016)

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Madelon Bolling (May 8th, 2016)

Dharma Talk: Continuing the project of introducing the ancestors added to our dedication chant, Madelon will talk a little about Mahaprajapati and the Philosophers’ Stone, telling the story of the Buddha’s mother and her turn toward liberation. Fanciful as this title may be, the Stone is an image of transformation, and transforming the ordinary is deep: it is essential Zen work. Schedule 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:30am Dharma talk 11:30am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Please bring food to share. Soup will not be provided for this day. No time to get...

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One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield (April 10th, 2016)

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield (April 10th, 2016)

Please join us for a day of sitting and a dharma talk from Lee Shields. The topic of Lee’s talk will be announced. Schedule 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:30am Dharma talk: Zen Attention in Relationship? 11:30am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.) 1:00pm Sutras 2:00pm Zazen, Interviews 2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

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Demon of Doubt: Zen Meditation Retreat with Madelon Bolling (July 12)

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on Demon of Doubt: Zen Meditation Retreat with Madelon Bolling (July 12)

Please join us on July 12th for a day of Zen meditation and a talk on the demon of doubt and Miao-Dao, one of our Zen women ancestors. Do you ever arrive at a Zen meditation retreat and wonder what in the world you’re doing? Even though you’ve done years and years of retreats — or maybe because you’ve done them — doubt arises. Here’s a chance to consider doubt, to lean in and look it in the face. Miao-Dao was the first Dharma heir of Dahui, a pivotal teacher of the Linji school. Though she did not establish an enduring lineage of her own, Miao-Dao’s...

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One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield on June 14th

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield on June 14th

Please join us for a day of sitting and a dharma talk from Lee Shields. Lee will talk on Zen attention in relationship. In his last talk–“Zen Koans in Relationship–I emphasized aspects of koans pointing directly to the fact, without concepts like self and other.  In this talk he’ll again consider relationship, while this time emphasizing the practice – attention, attention, attention! Schedule 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:30am Dharma talk: Zen Attention in Relationship? 11:30am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided....

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Walking Zen Meditation Retreat – May 31st

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Meditation Retreat, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on Walking Zen Meditation Retreat – May 31st

what might we learn about going through life by attending to a most ordinary action: walking? The old Zen way in China was to practice for a time in one monastery and then walk cross country to another monastery, rounding out one’s understanding with the view from one mountain – then the next mountain. Zen masters and their mountains are indistinguishable. Retreat Information Please join Three Treasures Sangha for a morning of walking and sitting practice enjoying silence and alertness in Magnuson Park, Seattle.       Schedule When: Sunday May 31, 9:00am to noon,...

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One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Madelon Bolling

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Madelon Bolling

Please join us on May 10th for a day of sitting and a dharma talk. Madelon Bolling will talk on Jishou Daojen, a person mentioned in the Three Treasures Sangha sesshin dedication. All that we know of Jishou Daojen is that it was a person who studied with the old monk Yuanwu (1063 – 1135). “When I read the name in our sesshin (retreat) dedication, I didn’t know if it referred to a man, woman, or myth. Had such a person ever existed? Why does this name appear among our other ancestors? More about what I learned from further detective work will be reported on May 10th.  ...

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