This Is Zen – An all-day retreat

Saturday, October 2, 2021.

The Retreat will be on Zoom and in person at our Zendo for fully vaccinated individuals. 

  • 6:50 am to 7:30 am – Our day starts with Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach (weather permitting). Directions: We will meet Northeast of the last lifeguard tower furthest north of the pavilion. Park in the North Lot.
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm –  We begin our retreat with an opening ceremony, chanting the Heart Sutra, and a 30-minute meditation, followed by an introductory talk by Abbot Will Rauschenberger. After the talk, there will be a discussion in which each participant is encouraged to share what they most want to get from the retreat.  The opening ceremony, the introductory talk, and discussion will be most helpful in setting the tone for your retreat. Participation is required to attend the rest of the retreat.
  • You may join for all or part of the day. The schedule for the day is subject to change (see schedule below). Details and instructions will be sent to you before the retreat starts.  On Zoom, please keep your audio muted except when asked during a Q&A session. You may use the text chat box to ask the host questions, privately, or be visible to the whole group. In-person at the Zendo is a silent retreat, except for Q&A.
  • Donations are gratefully accepted – Made possible through the generosity of community members like you!

Signup here for in-person – Space is limited for Zendo participation and you must be fully vaccinated.

Zoom registration for all-day retreat.

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