W7762 Falk Rd
Monroe, WI 53566
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.