Open the summer with an intensive practice period at Hakubai. Intensive meditation supports continuous practice in our day-to-day lives. The sesshin will include sitting (zazen), walking (kinhin), working (samu), and eating (oryoki) meditation, evening dharma talks, and meetings with the teacher.
Haku’un Shunshin will be teaching on Nondual Spiritual Progress. Our evening discussions will focus on the paradox of spiritual progress. Why sit? Why bow? Why prostrate? Is there “progress” along a “path”? What are we vowing to accomplish? What is accomplishment? What to make of the distinction between awakening and samsara? Does a mountain “progress”? Does the rain “up-level”? How does a flower “get somewhere”? We will focus on the following topics: mindfulness, no-mind and “no-mind fullness,” self-help, no-self and “no-self help,” Zen practice, and no-Zen practice.
The core text for discussion will be Master Dogen’s Fukan Zazengi (Universally Recommended Instructions for Zazen).
The sesshin will close on Sunday with HakuHo Kikuu’s Shuso ceremony with dharma combat.
Ceremony: Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Social Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:12 p.m.
The June sesshin is now full.