Non-IRC Retreat with Gil

Non-IRC Retreat with Gil

July 8 – 29: The Practice of Awakening: Zen Intensive Gil and Paul Haller. 

Both the tradition of early Buddhism and the Zen tradition emphasize the Practice of Awakening. In this Intensive, which is held in Tassajara, a Zen center in the midst of the Ventana wilderness, we will practice and study the main principles of both traditions and explore how they can support awakening in everyday life.

This three-week Intensive offers an opportunity for experienced meditators to engage in the Zen residential practice of Tassajara. Our schedule will include morning and evening zazen; formal meals; work practice; dharma talks; and individual and group practice discussions with the teachers. The practice includes a seven-day sesshin and some daylong sittings.

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In a new, exploratory effort, Zen Center of San Francisco is offering this retreat freely on dana, as done at all retreats at the Insight Retreat Cener where Gil usually teaches. Anyone inspired to support this initiative is invited to be a “supporter of the Summer Intensive sangha.”  For supporters not participating in the intensive, Paul and Gil will have a Zoom meeting before and after the intensive to discuss the retreat’s theme, the Dharma of this dana approach.  Anyone wishing to contribute to providing Zen Center with a financial foundation for dana retreats can donate here