The North Carolina Zen Center is pleased to announce dates for its 2017 Spring Sesshin. The retreat will begin on Thursday, May 11, at 6PM and continue through noon on Tuesday, May 16.
We are also very pleased to announce that the sesshin will be guided by Koshin Christopher Cain, Osho from Puget Sound Zen Center. Koshin tells us that the retreat will have a theme, “Instructions for the Tenzo” by Zen Master Dogen.
Koshin Christopher Cain is Abbot of the Puget Sound Zen Center. Koshin was born in 1965 and grew up in London, England, and Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1990 he moved to Mt. Baldy Zen Center in California where he ordained in 1991, and trained at Mt. Baldy as a monk from 1991 to 1999. In 1999 Joshu Roshi made him an Osho, or teacher. In 2003 he moved to Vashon Island and became the founding teacher of the Puget Sound Zen Center. Since 2009, Koshin has also been the formal teacher of the Rinzai Zen Center in Oslo, where he is responsible for the direction of Zen practice there, and visits the center twice a year.
Zen Retreats at the North Carolina Zen Center are conducted in a manner similar to sesshins held at other established Rinzai Zen Centers. The retreats are conducted mostly in silence. There are alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, in addition to Dharma talks given by the teacher and the opportunity for direct interview with the teacher. For more information about retreats at the NC Zen Center please visit the Retreats Page of the NC Zen Center’s Center’s website.
Deadline for registration is May 1st. Capacity for the sesshin is 24 persons. Full-time attendance is preferred although part-time is permitted. Cost is $55.00 per night.
For questions email the center at: firstname.lastname@example.org.