- Consulting / Coaching
- Training / Speaking
Date(s) - 19/02/2017 - 25/02/2017
Windhorse Hill Retreat Center
We are very pleased to invite you to The Teacup and Skullcup Sesshin, the first winter sesshin in the Dragon Dojo at Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, home of the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Prison Mindfulness Institute in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
The Tea Cup and Skull Cup Sesshin will incorporate influences from both the Zen Peacemaker and the Shambhala Vajrayana traditions and follow a traditional sesshin format with the emphasis on silent sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin), interspersed with Dharma talks, dokusan (meditation interviews), meals and samu (work practice).
The sesshin leaders, Roshi Gauntt and Acharya Maull have been practicing meditation for over 40 years and teaching for more than 30 years, pursuing deep practice, study and service in many different spiritual and contemplative traditions.
Genro and Fleet will give Dharma talks influenced by the Zen and Shambhala Vajrayana traditions, respectively.
Roshi Genro, one of the founding teachers of the Zen Peacemaker Order, is a dharma successor of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and Roshi Bernie Tetsugen Glassman. He leads sesshins, street retreats and bearing witness retreats throughout the world.
Acharya Fleet, a senior Shambhala teacher, is also a Sensei and senior priest in the Soto Zen lineage and Zen Peacemaker Order, and leads Shambhala programs, meditation retreats, street retreats, bearing witness retreats and prison trainings throughout the world.
The suggested donation to cover the cost of the sesshin, which includes three meals a day is $450.
Note: Dana for the teachers is also encouraged.
No one will be turned away for lack of resources; however, we encourage participants needing support to also engage in their own fundraising efforts through the traditional Zen Peacemaker Order “raising a mala” practice or Offering Bowl: https://www.theofferingbowl.c
The sesshin will begin with dinner on Sunday, February 19 and end with a celebratory lunch on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Morning coffee will be served at 5:30 AM every day, and the first sitting period will start at 6:00 AM. The last sitting period will end at 9:00 PM.
Accommodations are not covered in the suggested retreat fee donation. A limited number of participants (on a personal request basis) may be able to sleep in the Dojo for a nightly fee of $35.
Local housing options, within 15 minutes of Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, include the Red Roof Inn Plus motel, the Roadway Inn, the Hampton Inn, and various B&B’s. Click here for more details.
To apply, please click here.
For more information, please email Sophie at[email protected]
Thank you all for your deep commitment to the Dharma and to personal and social transformation.