ONLINE MEDITATION RETREAT

 

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 May Retreat

Empty Gate Zen Center has closed and canceled all public practices due to the COVID-19 situation. Retreats will be held online until further notice. Our 1 day retreat on May 23rd will be held online and led by Jason Quinn JDPS

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). 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. 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 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 with a phone or tablet, but a laptop is highly recommended. 

1 Day Online Retreat Schedule

9:00am: Orientation (Check for your time zone here)
9:30am - 12:00pm: Sitting and Walking Meditation
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm: Sitting and Walking Meditation
3:30pm - Closing Circle talk

 

To register for our May 1 Day Retreat, visit the the 1 Day Retreat Registration Page.