Upcoming Retreats

Visiting Teachers

Karen Maezen Miller – What is Zen?

Friday April 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM CST
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Sunday April 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST

Younge Khachab Rinpoche – Pointing out the View

Saturday May 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST
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Sunday May 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM CST

Lama Lena – TBD

Friday June 15, 2018 at 7:45 PM CST
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Sunday June 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST

Half Day Zen Meditation Retreat

The Rime Center offers a Zen style retreat once every quarter. The practice will consist of Zazen, seated meditation, Kinhin, walking meditation, chanting and Samu, or mindful work. We will follow the practice taught by visiting teacher, Karen Maezen Miller, with a brief instruction at the beginning of the meditation.

Schedule:
9 am – 9:15 am – Morning service (chanting)
9:15 am – 9:45 am – Zazen (seated meditation)
9:45 am – 10 am – Kinhin (walking meditation)
10 am – 11:15 am – Alternating seated-walking in periods of 20 or 30 minutes seated and 10-15 minutes walking
11:15 am – 12 pm – Samu (mindful work) and do general cleaning around the temple.

Date & Time: First Saturday of February, May, August and November, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Facilitators: Nova Bradfield and Vickie Cumberland
Suggested Donation: $15

Monthly Half-Day Meditation Retreat

Our monthly half-day retreat is offered on the first Saturday of each month. The focus will be upon shamatha meditation and it is a wonderful way to deepen your practice. The retreats will focus on releasing ego clinging and training the mind in compassion through shamatha meditation. Beginners are encouraged to attend, but must first have received meditation instruction. We will be observing noble silence throughout the retreat. Tea and bottled water will be provided.

Date & Time: First Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Facilitator: Brent Crawford
Suggested Donation: $15
Prerequisite: Must have receive prior meditation instruction. No meditation instruction is given at the retreat.