5-Day Sesshin - "Are We What We Think We Are?!" - Seminar at the Watershed Retreat Center in North Carolina Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 pm Eastern Time to Sunday April 10, 2016 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Studying Self and Other through Zazen Practice
In Zen tradition, the sense of self and the sense of separation between self and other is vigorously studied by the method of zazen meditation. Master Dogen speaks to this in his famous poem: To Study the Way is to Study the Self To Study the Self is to Forget the Self To Forget the Self ... is to Remove the Barrier from between Self and Other...
During this Sesshin practice session we will use the stillness of zazen to investigate Buddhism's Five Skandhas: Form, Sensation, Perception, Intention, and Consciousness with the aspiration of finding a clearer view of what our self actually is, and what it is not.
Please join us for this 5-day meditation retreat in the mountains just north of Georgia in April. Watershed Retreat Center is located on 60 acres in a pastoral farm setting highly conducive to finding, or returning to, our true nature, in the warm embrace of Mother Nature awakening in the Spring.