The Great Wave Zen Sangha would like to extend an invitation to Michigan Buddhists to join us for a brief, weekend sesshin (retreat) starting at 8:00 PM on Friday, February 17, and running through Sunday morning until about 8:15 AM. This sesshin will provide practitioners with an opportunity to deepen their Zazen and liturgy practice, to have private interviews with resident priest Gendo, and to hear a Dharma talk. We request a donation of $85 which includes four vegetarian meals. Oryoki (ritual meal) training will take place on Friday afternoon (prior to the beginning of the retreat) from 4:30 – 6:00. Please register via the Events calendar at greatwave.org.
The Great Wave Zen Sangha, in Ludington, Michigan, will hold a half-day retreat at People’s Church, Unitarian-Universalist (115 West Loomis, in Ludington) beginning Saturday morning at 8:00 AM and ending at 12:00 PM. This retreat will be a “Bodhidharma” retreat; that is, while participants are asked to attend for the full four hours, there will be no set schedule of sitting and participants will be free to come into and leave the zendo as they wish. Rev. Gendo will give interviews starting at 10:30. This is event is free, although donations are appreciated. For more information, please visit the Events Calendar at greatwave.org.