Monday, October 24, 2016

Meditation Retreat - first snow

With the change of seasons -the weather becomes colder and our focus becomes more interior.  This was    reflected in the well-attended sesshin (meditation retreat) this past weekend. Beginning with the powerful, ancient purification and confession ceremony: Ryakufusatsu, the weekend included sitting and walking meditation, delicious meals with garden vegetables, a Dharma Talk by Kenzan on the Lotus Sutra, the first snow of the season and a celebratory closing tea with treats at the end.  Thanks to all who particiated.