ZEN MEDITATION RETREAT

April 13th 

Begins Saturday 9:00am PT


Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

Register For The 1 Day Retreat

The retreat will be led by Jason Quinn JDPSN. We are allowing up to 13 people to come sit with us in person at the Boise location and 15 at the Berkeley location. Everyone is welcome to join us online. Retreat will include sitting, walking, and 1:1 kong-an interviews. Food will be provided at the Zen center. 

Sickness Prevention Protocol

  • For those who are practicing at the center, we wish to remind everyone that we are going to be in very close quarters for this period and need to take all precautions we can to prevent the spread of infection.
  • For those traveling to the center, please ensure you wear a mask on any public transportation to prevent bringing any sickness into the space.  Airborne viruses spread very rapidly during retreat and can have impacts on many people.
  • Because we are in such close quarters, mask are encouraged during retreat periods to prevent the spread of airborne viruses. 
  • Please ensure that you have tested negative for COVID within 24 hours and bring confirmation for entry.  If cost or access to the test if an issue, they will be provided at the door.
  • There will be a COVID test confirmation check list at the front.  Please ensure you have checked your name off prior to entry into the dharma hall. 
  • If you have ANY cough or cold symptoms prior to the retreat, OR START TO FEEL ANY COUGH OR COLD SYMPTOMS DURING THIS RETREAT, we ask that you please notify the HDT and remove yourself from participating at the center.  You may continue to participate online if you are able. 
  • If you have flown to the zen center and have to leave the retreat due to illness, your retreat fee can be refunded to help cover the expense of changing your flight. 
  • If you are coughing or blowing your nose continuously, you may be asked to perform an additional COVID test and/or leave the center and participate online. 

Online FAQ

 

Question: What if I can't sit the whole retreat?
Answer: You can join the retreat for as little or as much as you want. You can also join part of the retreat, leave, and return again later. 

Question: What do I do about meals and breaks?
Answer: There will be a lunch break (see schedule below). Meals will be provided at the Zen center. Use the walking meditation to use the bathroom and to get a drink of water when needed. 

Question: How do I join the retreat?
Answer: We will be meeting and practicing on Zoom. A link to join the retreat will be sent to your email after you have registered. If you don't have Zoom installed on your device, you can download it here. https://zoom.us/download. If you're confused about the schedule, don't worry. Just show up and follow along.

Question: What will be the schedule?
Answer: See the schedule below. 

Question: What time does the retreat start in my time zone?
Answer: Check for your time zone here

Question: How will I get an interview with the teacher? 
Answer: The teacher will call each person to the "virtual" interview room. This will be a chance to ask any questions you have about practice and to work with kong-ans.

Question: What do I need to do to prepare? 
Answer: Try to find a place to practice where you will not be interrupted. Sit in a place in your home that is quiet. You can set up a small table or bench and set anything on it that inspires you to practice meditation. An example would be a statue, a picture, candle, or incense. This is optional. Sit on a meditation cushion or a pillow. Bring the book, The Whole World Is A Single Flower if you have it. Keep your speakers on for cues for walking meditation, breaks, interviews, etc.

Question: Can I participate with my phone or tablet?  
Answer: You can participate using a phone or tablet, but a laptop is highly recommended. 

Question: What if I get disconnected from Zoom during the retreat?
Answer: If you get disconnected anytime during the retreat, just click on the Zoom meeting link again to re-join.

Gift For Retreat Teacher


It is traditional to leave a gift for the retreat teacher. You can donate securely here.

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1 Day Online Retreat Schedule


9:00am (PDT):
 Orientation/Walking meditation 
9:30am - 12:00pm: Sitting and Walking Meditation
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm: Sitting and Walking Meditation
3:30pm - Closing Circle talk.