Daylong Sitting "Zazenkai" @ Upaya in Santa Fe
Instructor(s): Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer * Sokaku Kathie Fischer
A daylong silent meditation retreat provides us with the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. We do sitting and walking meditation throughout the day, one hour of work practice, three informal meals, and a dharma talk by the teacher. A private interview with the teacher will be available. Meditation instruction is available for those new to practice.
This daylong meditation retreat is an opportunity to become familiar with Zen meditation and Zen forms. It will give you also a taste of a sesshin (week-long intensive meditation).
You may also want to spend the weekend at Upaya for a fuller experience at a discounted price which includes lodging. Contact Registrar@upaya.org for more info.
We will observe Noble Silence throughout the day.
If you are unsure of what to do while you are in the zendo, please watch and follow along. There will be two residents by the front door who can help you to a seat. It may seem intimidating, but it is alright to make mistakes as you learn our form. The form of the zendo invites us into the practice of mindfulness which is essentially beyond “correct” and “incorrect”. We invite you to relax, enjoy, and let the mind of “doing it right” drop away. We are happy to provide a chair if you think you would like one. Please let the registrar know at the time of your registration if you would like a chair. If you have further questions, or would like to join us for meditation instruction, please call the Upaya office at 505-986-8518, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.