Join us for an introductory weekend retreat led by Valerie Forstman This short virtual retreat is designed to offer guidance and support for those new to Zen retreats. It is geared to helping less experienced meditators acclimate to extended periods of sitting and begin to go deeper with their practice. This weekend is ideal for […]
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We are offering a weekly outdoor on-site sit at Mountain Cloud each Saturday afternoon while the weather permits. The Saturday sit will last about an hour and will be led by a MCZC jiki. We will be closing off the upper driveway for sitting, so be prepared to walk up the main drive to get […]
Join us for Original Love 3: Absorption, Sitting with First Koans, the third in a series of virtual online meditation retreats, co-led by Henry Shukman and Valerie Forstman In this retreat we explore approaches to samadhi and dissolving boundaries as we sit with some early koans, such as “what is this,” “who am I,” and […]
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“… You can only see it when you are it …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Human beings tend to get constantly captivated by their “default mode network,” which can generate a continuous stream of internal commentary. To really be able to be present without an outward task: that is the basic meaning of the […]