The Practice/Realization of Work
Registration is now open for a two-week practice period from September 9-23, beginning with a one-day sitting and concluding with a three-day sesshin.
This Practice Period will plant us in the rich tradition of Zen stories and teachings about Zen and work. Through study and action we will embody the practice/realization of work. Every day we will study the unlimited courage and humor of the ancients, through reading, acting out, and bringing their antics to life. And every day we will actualize the Buddha Way together.
You are encouraged to enter the two-week Practice Period completely and leave behind watch, calendar, computer and phone for this special opportunity.
Registration for the entire practice period, including meals and overnight accommodations for two weeks, and including the one-day sitting and the three-day sesshin, is $400, or $320 for pledging members of Ashland Zen Center. Depending on your situation, partial scholarships may be available, or you may offer more than the stated registration fee for this practice opportunity.
If full practice period attendance is not possible, you are invited to attend as much as you can.
Daily practice period schedule includes zazen, work and study. Download and view a sample schedule below.
Registration for all or part of practice period between September 10-20, without overnight accommodations, is $10/day, or $8/day for pledging members. With overnight accommodations, it is $20/day or $16/day for pledging members. Detail your daily attendance schedule on your registration form.
Or, you may attend the one-day sitting on September 9 or the three-day sesshin September 21-23 as stand-alone events if that is what is possible for you.
Sunday, September 9
Practice Period begins with a one-day sitting. Registration for the one-day as a stand-alone event is $50, or $40 for pledging members.
Practice period concludes with a three-day sesshin. Registration for the three-day sesshin as a stand-alone event is $150, or $120 for pledging members. For those able to sit only part of sesshin, this is $50/day, or $40/day for pledging members.
Practice period registration, for all or in part, closes August 22. Payment is due at the time of registration. There is no refund for canceling your registration.
Contact the practice period leader, Kigetsu Ramana Waymire, if you have any questions. Email Kigetsu Ramana
Mail or bring registration with payment to Ashland Zen Center, 740 Tolman Creek Road.
If you will attend the entire two-week practice period from September 9-23, which includes the one-day sitting and three-day sesshin, OR if you will attend some of the practice period days between September 10-20, with or without the one-day sitting and three-day sesshin, use this registration.
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If you will attend the one-day sitting, but not the entire two-week practice period, use this registration.
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If you will attend the three-day sesshin but not the entire two-week practice period, use this registration.
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