Sit As A Mountain In The City

Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei

November 9 - 12, 2017

Artspace Zendo

230 East 500 South, Suite 155, SLC

 


 

Join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei for the first-ever weekend retreat at Artspace Zendo. This will be a traditional silent Zen Sesshin, with full days that include extended periods of zazen, walking meditation in the city, shared work practice (samu), meals together, interview with the Teacher (Dokusan), and Dharma Talks. 

Zen practice at Two Arrows Zen is a welcoming community. To participate in this retreat we recommend that you have attended at least two Days of Zen with Mugaku Sensei prior, or a similar multi-day meditation retreat with extended periods of meditative practice.

Your registration requires your commitment to attend all sessions, and be available for the entire schedule.

The program begins with dinner and orientation on Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 pm.

   

 -- Thursday, November 9: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 -- Friday, November 10: 6:00 am - 8:45 pm

 -- Saturday, November 11: 6:00 am - 8:45 pm (includes Day of Zen Program)

 -- Sunday, November 12: 6:00 am - 11:00 am (includes Sunday MIndfulness Program)

This retreat is limited to 16 participants. Your paid registration reserves your seat.

$249 TAZ Members

$299 General Admission

The program includes 8 meals, Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast. 

Refund Policy: Cancellations for any reason before October 26, 2017 will be refunded at 50% of the retreat fee paid, less $25 for administration. No refunds for any reason after October 26. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

SCHEDULE

Sesshin is a practice intensive with a strong emphasis on zazen and walking meditation. Sitting periods and long kinhin (walking meditation) are usually 30-35 minutes in sets of 2-3 periods per session. You will be given sitting meditation instruction throughout the retreat and will have an opportunity for individual interview (Dokusan) with the Teacher.

The typical daily schedule for Sit As A Mountain Sesshin is:

 

6:00 Zazen

8:00 Service

8:30 Breakfast

9:00 Samu

10:45 Zazen & Long Kinhin

12:45 Service

1:00 Lunch

1:30 Break

3:00 Zazen & Long Kinhin

4:30 Dharma Talk

6:00 Dinner

7:30 Zazen

8:45 Close

MEALS

You will enjoy three healthy and nutritious meals a day during the retreat. Meals are largely vegetarian, with some other protein options at lunch. 
 
Special Diet Requests
Main courses are mostly vegetarian with other protein options available at lunch. Everyone is served the same meal. If you have medically necessary dietary restrictions, such as strictly gluten-free or lactose-free, we ask that you bring your own food to supplement. We will have gluten-free cereals available at breakfast and a limited supply of other gluten-free items at other meals. A medically diagnosed allergy to seafood or nuts requires that you inform us, and maintain your own rescue medication, such as an epi-pen.
 
We regret we are not able to prepare special meals for individuals or provide refrigerated food storage in the kitchen. 
 
PARKING
Parking is free at Artspace Zendo. Visitor parking spaces in front of the Artspace Building and parking in the Macaroni Flats lot next door to the south are available with a TAZ parking sticker. The sticker is free and must be visible on the driver side windshield of your vehicle to assure that parking enforcement can see your authorization to park after hours and for extended periods.