Weekend Zen Retreat
This weekend of Zen practice is hosted by Wellington Mountains and Rivers Order students. Held at Strathean, Otaki, the retreat schedule includes zazen (Zen meditation), liturgy, a talk and discussion, and oryoki meals: all precious opportunities to restore and sharpen our focus on our lives.
As with all Zen retreats, participants are required to have received beginner's instruction in zazen and have some experience sitting with our group or another like it. So please feel free to join us before the retreat at one of our weekly evening sits in Wellington or one of the other centres. Please check our Wellington webpage.
Please indicate when registering whether you need transport to or from the retreat or whether you can assist with transport. The travel time between Otaki and Wellington is about an hour and a half.
If you have cold or flu symptoms on the day of the retreat, we ask you to stay home. Those who cannot attend because of cold/flu symptoms will be given a refund of retreat fees, but not of any transportation costs.
$200. This includes all meals, which are vegetarian. Let us know of any special dietary requirements you may have when you register.
Please don't let financial issues prevent you from attending this retreat. There are some funds available to assist those who cannot meet the full retreat cost. Please ask about subsidies in your registration email.
What should I bring?
• sleeping bag
• pillow (earplugs optional)
• woollen hat
• outdoor clothing and footwear for work practice
• loose-fitting clothing for meditation, dark or muted in colour.
Click on the link below to register. If you have any challenges with the form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.