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January 5 @ 8:30 am - January 12 @ 6:00 pm
Finding Home in the Vow – Two retreats in Atlanta
“Beings are numberless; I vow to free them.” The First Vow places us in the middle of the world of beings, all kinds of beings. Zen is not about escape, but about completely entering the community of life. The life of practice is a life inextricably bound up with others. The vow – the classic Four Vows and also our personal vows – are how we enter, how we connect, how we receive our lives as a gift from all the others. We do it by giving ourselves, each in our own particular way, and by the stillness that allows us to notice how our life is given.
This is the theme for my teaching in Atlanta this January.
Saturday January 5, 9-5 at Red Clay Sangha – I will be leading a one-day retreat, including meditation, talks, lunch, and an opportunity for private meeting. Please register here.
Sunday January 6, at Red Clay Sangha – sitting begins at 9 am, Dharma discussion begins 10:40, and conversation often continues afterward over brunch. Information here. Registration is not required.
Red Clay Sangha is located in Chamblee; it’s best to read the directions here.
Saturday January 12, 8-6 at Midtown Atlanta Zendo – I will be leading a one-day sesshin in the Zen tradition, including meditation, talks, lunch, and an opportunity for private meeting. Please email Daiki Barlow to register, or use the Facebook link. Daiki will contact you with directions and parking information; parking is challenging so he needs to give clear information. You do need to register.