SEVEN-DAY WINTER SESSHIN
Full or part time attendance
St. Dorothy’s Rest
Occidental, Sonoma County
Sesshin is an ancient Zen tradition; it’s a special environment built to help you discover your own awakening. Often in your daily life, the light of your attention goes out from you into the world; during sesshin you turn the light back inward into your own heart/mind.
We are so looking forward to meeting in person for the first time in a long while at our Great Winter Sesshin. CityZen’s senior teacher, Rachel Mansfield-Howlett, Roshi will be giving dharma transmission to Deanna Hopper and Rev. Chris Bell on Sunday afternoon.
We practice in a relaxed traditional form of sesshin, with lots of dharma talks and opportunity for meeting individually with the teachers. Our silent retreat is held at St. Dorothy’s Rest in Camp Meeker, with stunning views of the redwoods and rolling hills and featuring exquisitely made hearty vegetarian meals.
We wholeheartedly invite you to join us for this precious week.
Rachel Mansfield-Howlett Roshi is a koan master in the Pacific Zen School lineage and the Founder and senior teacher at CityZen in Santa Rosa CA. With degrees in botany and law she is also a public benefit environmental attorney. She is a contributor to The Book of Mu: Essential Writings on Zen's Most Important Koan and The Hidden Lamp, Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.
|Rachel Mansfield-Howlett Roshi, CityZen|