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Tuesday
Nov202018

Zen People Cling to *Nothing* (except Retreat Schedules)

Hey Everyone,
I just wanted to give everyone an update. Our Glorious and Most Highly Esteemed and Lauded Teacher (Dave) has descended from the Tuisa Heaven from on High and bestowed on us the most sought and prized of all the Dharma Treasures: A Retreat Schedule!
You will notice much needed yoga has been added to this schedule (your knees and back will thank him) and there are no 50 minute sits! What a relief!
One caveat though: Dave says “I reserve the right to modify before it all goes down”.
And as Nat said “Dave is the star of this medicine show”.
So you are warned: The Universe is Subject to Change!

Also I’m doing a bit about the koans of the Middle East and Central Asia which all star one somewhat foolish semi-mythical mufti: Nasreddin. That’s tonight at 7pm in case you want to drop by.

We are all still meeting after the horrors of Black Friday, this Saturday at 7am. We’ll be dusting off  Old Path White Clouds for those of you interested in hearing a certainly mythologized life of the Buddha. They’ll be coffee and excellent Mexican cookies (thanks, Alonso!).


I’m pumped about the retreat, y’all. Hit me up on Messenger or email info@nashvillezencenter.org for any questions you have.
_^_
~ Steph

 

Early Winter Retreat

Friday Night, November 30th
4 - 5 set up
5 - 5:45 dinner
6pm - 7:30 zazen & kinhin (3 x 25)
Tissarana

Saturday, December 1st
6am - 6:30 tea
6:30 - 7:30 zazen & kinhin (2x25)
7:30 - 8 morning service
8 - 8:45 - breakfast
8:45 - 9:30 - samu
9:30 - 10:30 - yoga
10:30 - 12:50 zazen & kinhin (3x40)
1- 1:45 lunch
1:45 - 2:45 talk
2:45 - 4:15 zazen & kinhin (3x25)
4:15 - 5:15 - yoga
5:15 - 6 - talk
6:15 - 7 dinner
7 - 8:30 zazen (3x25)

Sunday, December 2nd
6am - 6:30 tea
6:30 - 7:30 zazen & kinhin (2x25)
7:30 - 8 morning service
8 - 8:45 - breakfast
8:45 - 9:30 - samu
9:30 - 10:30 - yoga
10:30 - 12:50 zazen & kinhin (3x40)
1- 1:45 lunch
1:45 - 2:45 talk
3 pm - jukai
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KEY:
Zazen: silent meditation
Kinhin: silent walking meditation (all sitting periods are broken up walking periods)
2X25: two rounds of 25 minute sits
Tissarana: closing chant of most zen centers; the three refuges in Pali
Samu: silent cleaning- a key aspect of zen retreats
Jukai: a ceremony in which someone officially joins the group (sanga)

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