Just like training the body, a central element in the training of our minds is the need to vary the intensity of our zen practice. This Saturday zazenkai is an exploration into intensive silent practice, and a deepening of our meditation. The day will begin with with a brief introduction to zen and zazen, and then we will spend the rest of the day in the stream of contemplative practice. In these moments, deep insights and realization of the meaning of the words of the Buddha move through us as we come intimately familiar with the movement of sunlight through the zendo.
All are welcome. If you are thinking about sesshin, zazenkai is excellent place to build the basics of intensive practice. A buffet lunch will be served.