Apr
30
8:30 am08:30

Zazenkai Meditation Retreat

Zazenkai Schedule

Friday

6 - 8 PM Orientation---Enter Silence---Sitting Meditation

Saturday, Continue in Silence

6:00 - 6:30 AM Sitting Meditation

6:30 - 6:40 AM Walking Meditation

6:40 - 7:10 AM Sitting Meditation

7:10 - 7:20 AM Walking Meditation

7:20 - 7:50 AM Sitting Meditation

7:50 - 8:00 AM Chanting

8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast/Breakfast Clean Up

8:45 - 9:00 AM Break—Tea/Coffee

9:00 - 9:30 AM Work

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break --- Tea/Coffee

10:00 - 10:30 AM Sitting Meditation

10:30- 10:40 AM Walking Meditation

10:40 - 11:10 AM Sitting Meditation

11:10 - 11:20 AM Walking Meditation

11:20 - 11:50 AM Sitting Meditation

11:50 - 12:00 AM Chanting

12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch/Lunch Clean Up

12:45 - 1:00 PM Break Tea/Coffee

1:00 - 2:30 PM Arts/Crafts

2:30 - 3:00 PM Sitting Meditation

3:00 - 4:00 PM Dharma Talk/ Q&A

4:00 - 4:10 PM Walking Meditation

4:10 - 4:40 PM Sitting Meditation

4:40 - 4:50 PM Dedication Chant

Sunday, Continue in Silence/Emerge from Silence

8:30-10:10 AM Regular Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation Schedule

 ____________________________________________________________

We'll need 6 people to commit to participate through RSVP by Sunday, March 19, 2017

We will go over the details of the schedule and assign retreat positions and responsibilities at the orientation

Cost is $40.00.

We will provide hot coffee and tea throughout the day.  Participants are required to bring their choice of prepared foods for breakfast and lunch.  There is a microwave for heating foods.

Please, bring an art or hand craft project to color, draw, paint, sew, knit, weave, etc. during the art/hand craft period. Though we highly value creative writing and writing in general, because one point of our commitment to silence during the retreat is to help us taste the peace available to us as the discursive mind quiets, creative writing or journaling during the art/craft period is discouraged.

RSVP to sweepingheartzen@gmail.com by Sunday, March 19.  If you have questions before the orientation, email them to sweepingheartzen@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Mark

Apr
30
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

May
2
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
2
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi with Bob Arnold

  • Wisdom's Heart

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.

May
4
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
4
6:30 pm18:30

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

You are already enough.

Yet, it takes sincere practice to realize this.

Join the Reverend Daishin Mark Nelson Thursday evenings from 6:30-8PM.  The time will include two periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q & A.

If you are new to meditation, please arrive at 6PM for basic instruction. 

$15 suggested donation.

May
5
9:00 am09:00

Meditation Mornings with Jennie

  • Wisdom's Heart

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

May
7
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

May
9
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi with Bob Arnold

  • Wisdom's Heart

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.

May
11
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
11
6:30 pm18:30

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

You are already enough.

Yet, it takes sincere practice to realize this.

Join the Reverend Daishin Mark Nelson Thursday evenings from 6:30-8PM.  The time will include two periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q & A.

If you are new to meditation, please arrive at 6PM for basic instruction. 

$15 suggested donation.

May
12
9:00 am09:00

Meditation Mornings with Jennie

  • Wisdom's Heart

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

Mind Training w/Cindy Lee
May
13
7:30 pm19:30

Mind Training w/Cindy Lee

  • Wisdom's Heart

LOJONG or mind-training, is a transformative practice that flourished in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Perfect for those of us living out in the world, these pithy and direct aphorisms get straight to the point and strike at the heart of re-training our habitual reactions with awakened action. A chance to explore together this challenging yet potentially powerful technique that promises more fearless living and loving in this wild world. 

This class includes advice on how to integrate practice into our whole lives and measuring success on the path, we will also review the famous lojong pledges and commitments and also leave time for group discussion.

May
14
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

May
16
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
16
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi with Bob Arnold

  • Wisdom's Heart

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.

May
18
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
18
6:30 pm18:30

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

You are already enough.

Yet, it takes sincere practice to realize this.

Join the Reverend Daishin Mark Nelson Thursday evenings from 6:30-8PM.  The time will include two periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q & A.

If you are new to meditation, please arrive at 6PM for basic instruction. 

$15 suggested donation.

May
19
9:00 am09:00

Meditation Mornings with Jennie

  • Wisdom's Heart

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

May
21
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

May
23
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
23
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi with Bob Arnold

  • Wisdom's Heart

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.

May
25
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
25
6:30 pm18:30

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

You are already enough.

Yet, it takes sincere practice to realize this.

Join the Reverend Daishin Mark Nelson Thursday evenings from 6:30-8PM.  The time will include two periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q & A.

If you are new to meditation, please arrive at 6PM for basic instruction. 

$15 suggested donation.

May
26
9:00 am09:00

Meditation Mornings with Jennie

  • Wisdom's Heart

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

May
28
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

May
30
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

  • Wisdom's Heart

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

May
30
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi with Bob Arnold

  • Wisdom's Heart

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.


Apr
29
6:00 am06:00

Zazenkai Meditation Retreat

Zazenkai Schedule

Friday

6 - 8 PM Orientation---Enter Silence---Sitting Meditation

Saturday, Continue in Silence

6:00 - 6:30 AM Sitting Meditation

6:30 - 6:40 AM Walking Meditation

6:40 - 7:10 AM Sitting Meditation

7:10 - 7:20 AM Walking Meditation

7:20 - 7:50 AM Sitting Meditation

7:50 - 8:00 AM Chanting

8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast/Breakfast Clean Up

8:45 - 9:00 AM Break—Tea/Coffee

9:00 - 9:30 AM Work

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break --- Tea/Coffee

10:00 - 10:30 AM Sitting Meditation

10:30- 10:40 AM Walking Meditation

10:40 - 11:10 AM Sitting Meditation

11:10 - 11:20 AM Walking Meditation

11:20 - 11:50 AM Sitting Meditation

11:50 - 12:00 AM Chanting

12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch/Lunch Clean Up

12:45 - 1:00 PM Break Tea/Coffee

1:00 - 2:30 PM Arts/Crafts

2:30 - 3:00 PM Sitting Meditation

3:00 - 4:00 PM Dharma Talk/ Q&A

4:00 - 4:10 PM Walking Meditation

4:10 - 4:40 PM Sitting Meditation

4:40 - 4:50 PM Dedication Chant

Sunday, Continue in Silence/Emerge from Silence

8:30-10:10 AM Regular Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation Schedule

 ____________________________________________________________

We'll need 6 people to commit to participate through RSVP by Sunday, March 19, 2017

We will go over the details of the schedule and assign retreat positions and responsibilities at the orientation

Cost is $40.00.

We will provide hot coffee and tea throughout the day.  Participants are required to bring their choice of prepared foods for breakfast and lunch.  There is a microwave for heating foods.

Please, bring an art or hand craft project to color, draw, paint, sew, knit, weave, etc. during the art/hand craft period. Though we highly value creative writing and writing in general, because one point of our commitment to silence during the retreat is to help us taste the peace available to us as the discursive mind quiets, creative writing or journaling during the art/craft period is discouraged.

RSVP to sweepingheartzen@gmail.com by Sunday, March 19.  If you have questions before the orientation, email them to sweepingheartzen@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Mark

Zazenkai Meditation Retreat
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Zazenkai Meditation Retreat

Zazenkai Schedule

Friday

6 - 8 PM Orientation---Enter Silence---Sitting Meditation

Saturday, Continue in Silence

6:00 - 6:30 AM Sitting Meditation

6:30 - 6:40 AM Walking Meditation

6:40 - 7:10 AM Sitting Meditation

7:10 - 7:20 AM Walking Meditation

7:20 - 7:50 AM Sitting Meditation

7:50 - 8:00 AM Chanting

8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast/Breakfast Clean Up

8:45 - 9:00 AM Break—Tea/Coffee

9:00 - 9:30 AM Work

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break --- Tea/Coffee

10:00 - 10:30 AM Sitting Meditation

10:30- 10:40 AM Walking Meditation

10:40 - 11:10 AM Sitting Meditation

11:10 - 11:20 AM Walking Meditation

11:20 - 11:50 AM Sitting Meditation

11:50 - 12:00 AM Chanting

12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch/Lunch Clean Up

12:45 - 1:00 PM Break Tea/Coffee

1:00 - 2:30 PM Arts/Crafts

2:30 - 3:00 PM Sitting Meditation

3:00 - 4:00 PM Dharma Talk/ Q&A

4:00 - 4:10 PM Walking Meditation

4:10 - 4:40 PM Sitting Meditation

4:40 - 4:50 PM Dedication Chant

Sunday, Continue in Silence/Emerge from Silence

8:30-10:10 AM Regular Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation Schedule

 ____________________________________________________________

We'll need 6 people to commit to participate through RSVP by Sunday, March 19, 2017

We will go over the details of the schedule and assign retreat positions and responsibilities at the orientation

Cost is $40.00.

We will provide hot coffee and tea throughout the day.  Participants are required to bring their choice of prepared foods for breakfast and lunch.  There is a microwave for heating foods.

Please, bring an art or hand craft project to color, draw, paint, sew, knit, weave, etc. during the art/hand craft period. Though we highly value creative writing and writing in general, because one point of our commitment to silence during the retreat is to help us taste the peace available to us as the discursive mind quiets, creative writing or journaling during the art/craft period is discouraged.

RSVP to sweepingheartzen@gmail.com by Sunday, March 19.  If you have questions before the orientation, email them to sweepingheartzen@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Mark

Apr
28
9:00 am09:00

Meditation Mornings

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation

You are already enough.

Yet, it takes sincere practice to realize this.

Join the Reverend Daishin Mark Nelson Thursday evenings from 6:30-8PM.  The time will include two periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q & A.

If you are new to meditation, please arrive at 6PM for basic instruction. 

$15 suggested donation.

Apr
27
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.

Apr
25
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

Apr
23
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Apr
21
9:00 am09:00

Meditation Mornings

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

Apr
20
6:30 pm18:30

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation

You are already enough.

Yet, it takes sincere practice to realize this.

Join the Reverend Daishin Mark Nelson Thursday evenings from 6:30-8PM.  The time will include two periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q & A.

If you are new to meditation, please arrive at 6PM for basic instruction. 

$15 suggested donation.

Apr
20
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

Tai Chi
Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.

Apr
18
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation
Apr
16
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Meditation Mornings
Apr
14
9:00 am09:00

Meditation Mornings

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

Apr
13
6:30 pm18:30

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation

You are already enough.

Yet, it takes sincere practice to realize this.

Join the Reverend Daishin Mark Nelson Thursday evenings from 6:30-8PM.  The time will include two periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q & A.

If you are new to meditation, please arrive at 6PM for basic instruction. 

$15 suggested donation.

Apr
13
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.

Apr
11
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

Apr
9
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Apr
7
9:00 am09:00

Meditation Mornings

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation
Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Sweeping Heart Zen Meditation

You are already enough.

Yet, it takes sincere practice to realize this.

Join the Reverend Daishin Mark Nelson Thursday evenings from 6:30-8PM.  The time will include two periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q & A.

If you are new to meditation, please arrive at 6PM for basic instruction. 

$15 suggested donation.

Apr
6
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

Apr
4
6:00 pm18:00

Tai Chi

Led by Bob Arnold, Tai Chi is taught with a foundation based in Chinese traditions as well as in the Yogic tradition of combining outer movements with inner wisdom to set your practice on fire.

This very special Tai Chi form is called "Embrace the Heart" and can be done by anyone of any physical ability. The form is designed to open your heart and expand your capacity for joy and compassion.

This gentle and meditative class is open to all levels and is a great way to develop or expand an existing physical and subtle body practice.

Drop-ins are always welcome.  $15 suggested donation, but please contribute as you are able.

Apr
4
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson

Apr
2
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation

Soto Zen Priest, Mark Nelson, leads this offering.

Meditate with friends on the path.  Are you starting to explore meditation and what the Buddhist path has to offer?  Or, are you a seasoned practitioner?  Either way, Sunday Morning Buddhist Meditation is for you.  During this time we will focus on two things.  We will practice seated meditation together for two periods.  Between these meditation periods, we will deepen our understanding of meditation and our skillfulness in meditation by sharing our experiences, raising relevant questions, and engaging one another in conversation about the challenges and joys of this demanding and enriching discipline.

8:30 - 8:50 AM: Basic Instruction for Beginners (all levels are welcome)

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Facilitated Group Discussion About Meditation Practice

9:40 - 10:10 AM: Silent Seated Meditation

Everyone is welcome to come and go as needed. Of course, please be mindful of others if/and when you do.

$15 donation is appreciated.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Mar
31
9:00 am09:00

Morning Meditation

Everyone is welcome.  Come to any or all sessions.

9-9:30am          Meditation
9:30-9:45am     Silent Break Time/Walking or Sitting Meditation
9:45-10:15am    Meditation Discussion
10:15-10:45am   Meditation

Led by Jennie Meyer.

$15 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please contribute as you are able.

Mar
30
6:30 am06:30

Early Morning Meditation

6:30 to 7:00 seated meditation

7:00 to 7:10 walking meditation

7:10 to 7:40 seated meditation

7:40 to 7:50 walking meditation

7:50 to 8:20 seated meditation

8:20 to 8:30 chant the Heart Sutra, dedicate the merit of our practice, and pray for those experiencing sickness or ill health.

All are welcome to come and go as personal needs require.

Contact sweepingheartzen@gmail.com or call 413-207-1175 for more information.

The suggested donation is $15, yet, whatever you can offer, including simply joining in, is welcome and deeply appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Rev. Daishin Mark Nelson