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Poetry, Music and Samadhi in Meditation

Join MCZC Spiritual Director Henry Shukman and senior Zen student, Shana Smith, (also poet and musician respectively), for an evening of poetry, music and an introduction to samadhi and flow in meditation…

Date: Wednesday, July 27th
Time: 6pm MT – until about 7pm MT
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82882510802

After the poetry and music, Henry will lead a short sit, and then offer a Q&A about the upcoming 6-week course on Samadhi, which starts July 31. Bring your questions and curiosities.

This event is free, and open to all. We look forward to seeing you there! No need to register for this event, just show up!

PASSENGER
when the last moorings
have been released,
when the lines have swung loose
and your hull has parted from the quay,
and you feel the new tide
take you, as if it had been
waiting all this time just for you,
and see how far you’ve come
already, in no time the port
is left far behind –
just don’t imagine it’s you
who made this current,
so smooth yet with the might
of an unseen river in it…

–excerpt from “Passenger” by Henry Shukman

Samadhi is also a great way of recharging for our lives. When we taste it in meditation, we come out refreshed and cleansed, with our hearts more engaged and ready to serve and help in the world.

And finally, samadhi can be a kind of launch pad for awakening. From the condition of samadhi, where our normal sense of time, effort and self go quieter – – it’s easier to break out of our ordinary construction of the world, and discover our inseparability with all.

Throughout the ages, poetry and music have celebrated various aspects of this meditative journey! Join Henry and Shana for poetry and music that resonate with this marvelous and important element of meditation practice.

LIKE A RIVER
Like a River we flow, but we don’t know where it goes
We flow in peace.
And with Love in our hearts we are at ease.
Like a Mountain we climb, and though we don’t know how high
We climb in peace.
And with Love in our hearts we are at ease.
On a wild horse we ride, through the prairie to the sky
We ride in peace
And with Love in our hearts we are at ease.

–excerpt from “Like a River” by Shana Smith

This event is free, and open to all. We look forward to seeing you there! No need to register for this event, just show up!

Date: Wednesday, July 27th
Time: 6pm MT – until about 7pm MT
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82882510802

If you have any questions contact Jeremy. 

Date
July 27
Time
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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