Conducted by Roshi Henderson and his students, Workshops are a practical and authentic introduction to Zen Buddhism. During the half-day schedule of talks, question periods, demonstrations and guided meditation, participants are introduced to the body-mind disciplines of Zen Buddhism.
In addition to providing an introduction to Zen, workshops are an ideal time to see how spiritual training is carried on at the Centre. Members are happy to answer questions about the Zen Centre and its programs. People who wish to discuss their own spiritual practice can talk with Roshi Henderson at the question-and-answer periods or during breaks.
On the Sunday morning following the workshop, participants are
welcome to come to the sitting, which may also include a chanting
service and Zen talk.
Open to all people 18 and over (under 18 if accompanied by a parent or older friend and with parental consent). As space is limited, reservations must be made in advance, including payment in full. Assume you are accepted unless you hear to the contrary.
When cancellations are made less than one week before the workshop,
the contribution may be used for a subsequent workshop, but cannot
be refunded. Note that cancellations must be made with at least 24 hours notice.
If less than 24 hours notice is given, no credit for a future workshop will be given.
Members of the Centre and their immediate family may take this course for free.
Loose-fitting clothing is ideal. Skirts should be both long and full enough to sit with the legs crossed; pants should be quite loose. Best not to wear jeans. Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless shirts.
If you are interested in learning about Zen practice during our renovation period, please contact the office for details.