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

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Madelon Boling

Madelon Bolling

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 influence on Dahui shapes our Zen practice to this day:¬† she is present in our experience of doubt.

Beginners who are interested in Zen and experienced Zen students are welcome.

 

Schedule
9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen

9:35am Zazen

10:30am Dharma talk: Miao-Dao and the Demon of Doubt

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