Beginner’s Mind Zazenkai
Beginner’s Mind Zazenkai

Beginner’s Mind Zazenkai

September 22, 2023 @ 5:30 pm – September 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am America/Chicago Timezone
Great Plains Zen Center
W7762 Falk Rd
Monroe, WI 53566
Full-Time, In-Person: $85 (Members, $75)
(608) 325-6248
Students meditating at GPZC
Beginner’s Mind Zazenkai at GPZC.

Beginner’s Mind Zazenkai takes place Friday night, September 22 through Sunday morning, September 24 2023. You are invited attend in person or online.  Beginner’s Mind Zazenkai are typically held in March and September. They are especially geared for those who have limited or no prior retreat experience. The schedule is lighter than a typical sesshin and instruction in the various elements of sesshin/zazenkai are given throughout the day.  The day consists of periods of zazen interspersed with ten minutes of walking meditation (kinhin), chanting services, meals, work period and rest.  These are ideal  for those attending their first retreat and are popular with experienced practitioners as well.There will be an informal dinner at 5:30 on Friday, September 22, followed by instruction on zendo procedures at 6 PM for those needing it.  Beginner’s Mind Zazenkai tend to fill up quickly, so registering early is advised to reserve your spot.

Please read the current COVID guidelines in effect for this retreat.

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Scholarships are available for any who need them. As always, we encourage those who are able to donate an additional amount for the retreat to help us keep retreats affordable for everyone. Participants will receive instructions, a detailed schedule, and Zoom access information after registering. The cost of this retreat is $75 for members and $85 for others for in person participation regardless of full or part time attendance.  The suggested donation for online participation is $10-30 per day depending on the amount of time you will be attending.   Register no later than Monday,  September 18.