Led by Paula Jones and Shinbo Joseph Hall
Nehan-e Sesshin is a silent meditation retreat held each year in honor of the Buddha’s parinirvana. Inspired by Dogen's Bendowa, and Kobun's Embracing Mind, this year we will delve deeply into the forms of Zen, exploring how the still point of zazen can be borne into the movements of our everyday activity. Zen is an embodied practice, it's words no more than a finger pointing at the moon, and it's deepest teachings can only travel from person to person through a sometimes mysterious process we call transmission. Bowing to each other amongst the early Spring plum blossoms, we will study the ancient and silent language of Zen.