Lion's Roar Foundation – 7th Annual Shambhala Sun Foundation Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 10, 2013 11:59 PM EST


Dai Bosatsu Zendo, New York State: Introduction to Zen Weekend Program

Item Number
Estimated Value
$250 USD
$110 USD to ns4dda268
Number of Bids
5  -  Bid History

Item Description


Dai Bosatsu Zendo’s Introduction to Zen Weekend program offers a unique opportunity for those who wish to acquaint themselves with Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice in a monastic environment. This  residential retreat center  is located in the Catskill Mountains of upper New York state.

DBZ's introductory workshops emphasize the basics: zazen (sitting posture and breathing), chanting, formal procedures for meals, and work practice. Each workshop begins late Friday afternoon with an orientation. Saturday evening there is a Dharma Talk given by Abbot Shinge Sherry Chayat Roshi. The workshop concludes with an informal lunch on Sunday afternoon (or Monday for extended weekends).

Accommodations are clean and simple. Each room has a futon bed, table, lamp and closet. Bedding and towels are provided. There is a shared bathroom and shower room down the hall. Some rooms are singles and some shared by 2 - 4 people.

On America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976, International Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monastery, opened its doors. Located on 1,400 acres high in the Catskill Mountains Forest Preserve, DBZ continues to offer an ideal setting for authentic Zen practice to lay and ordained Zen students of all religious and cultural backgrounds.

Special Instructions

Includes vegetarian meals and accommodation.

All prices $USD

To be scheduled for use during 2014.

At the conclusion of the auction, the winning bid will be charged to the credit card on file.

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