5-Day Zen Sesshin
June 17–23, 2017
This program has been cancelled.
“Sesshin” means gathering of heart and mind and body. This five-day silent retreat allows us the opportunity to develop practice and settle into our essential nature. The emphasis is the practice of “zazen”, sitting meditation, which begins in the early morning and continues through evening. We will also practice mindful eating of vegetarian meals, chanting, work period, and walking meditation, inside and outside. We will listen to Dharma Talks and have afternoon tea and discussion. Each participant can have a one-on-one meeting with the teacher.
This retreat is in the Soto Zen lineage, which emphasizes just sitting, and is open to beginners as well as those with experience.
Katharine Kaufman teaches Yoga, meditation, writing workshops, and contemplative dance in Boulder County, at Drala Mountain Center in Colorado and online. She studied Yoga in Mysore, South India, and taught for many years at The Yoga Workshop, Studio Be and Naropa University. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography as well as Writing/Poetics. Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Elephant Journal, bottle rockets, and the anthologies, Uncontained, Writers and Photographers in the Garden and the Margins, and Precipice. She contributes essays to Drala Mountain Center’s blog.
Katharine is ordained in the Soto Zen lineage.