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Weekend Retreat: The Magic World of the Lotus Sutra

Jan 23rd 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jan 24th 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Weekend online retreat with the White Heron Sangha led by Norman

White Heron Sangha welcomes back Zen priest Norman Fischer for the first two-day retreat of 2021.

The Lotus Sutra is the most important Buddhist sutra for Far East Asian Buddhism and for Zen. It recasts the Buddha as a cosmic principle rather than a revered teacher, and shows the importance of a path of faith and devotion in Buddhism. It is famous especially for its parables and is full of extravagant cosmic imagery. The Lotus Sutra points to a sudden understanding that cuts through the arduous complexities of the spiritual life, emphasizing, especially, Buddhahood for all.

In this weekend retreat, we'll practice silent sitting and walking meditation and study this sutra with short dharma talks and discussion. Each segment of the day will include a rhythm of all these practices. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience is required.

For more information and to register: Weekend online retreat with the White Heron Sangha