Brevard Zen Center

Upcoming special event at White Sands Buddhist Center

Wednesday July 29th 2020 at 7 PM through Sunday, August 2nd at about 9 AM



Ryugenji is happy to announce another sesshin at the White Sands Buddhist Center in Mimms Florida. This temple has the largest Buddhist statues in the southeast. You  can see them on the web or in the attachment to this email. You can also get directions on the web or your GPS. TRUST YOUR DIRECTIONS. The road to the temple is dirt but wait till it opens up!

The sesshin will take place from Wednesday July 29th at 7 PM through Sunday, August 2nd at about 9 AM. Sleeping is dormitory style so bring towels, sleeping bags, inflatable mattresses etc. There is a hotel within close distance if you wish. A sesshin is a multiple day retreat where you can let go of your day to day hectic life. It is a few days where we can just be with ourselves and concentrate on our spiritual life. Each day will consist of zazen (seated meditation), Kinhin (walking meditation), work practice and service. Service includes bows and chanting practice and  each day will include talks by the teacher. Each person will also experience daily Dokusan, one on one interviews with the teacher.

Please join the Sangha in the warmth of sesshin and the joint experience of peace. The cost for the sesshin is $190 and includes all lodging and meals. In the interest of intimacy, attendance will be kept to 25 folks so the teacher can pay attention to each. Early reservation is suggested. No deposit is required as we trust a person's word.

Please respond to genjo.gallagher@gmail.com or morris at morris.sullivan@gmail.com  

White Sands Buddhist Center

White Sands Buddhist Center

White Sands Buddhist Center

White Sands Buddhist Center

 


upcoming special events at ryugen-ji temple

zazenkais at Ryugen-Ji temple

dates: tba

cost: $40.00 per person

Ryugen-Ji, the Brevard Zen Center, will be holding a 3 day Zazenkai (retreat) from Friday, May 10th through Sunday, May 12th, 2019. It will consist of zazen (meditation) and Kinhin (walking meditation). Everyone will receive Dokusan, one on one interview with the teacher, on Saturday. There will also be service on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style. Please bring sleeping items with you, mats, blankets etc. All meals are included.

Please come and deepen your practice in the warmth of Sangha.

RSVP for this event to genjo.gallagher@gmail.com


Sesshin at Ryugen-Ji Temple

Dates:  tba

Cost: $185.00 per person. limited scholarships available.

Please note that Dana for Sensei is not included in the cost to attend sesshin. if possible, please bring cash for dana.

A Sesshin is a multiple day retreat in which we take time out of our busy lives to focus on our spiritual practice. We do multiple periods of zazen (seated meditation) with periods of kinhin (walking meditation) between. We also do samu (work practice) and chanting services. The teacher will also give Dharma talks daily.

All participants will receive Dokusan (private interview) with the teacher.

Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style and all meals are included.  You may arrange a hotel room if that is preferable (approx. 10 minutes away). For those who wish to stay at a nearby hotel, we have a list to choose from. Please let us know if you need the hotel list.
 
We have a limited number of cots and sleeping bags available on a first come basis. If you are bringing an air mattress, we kindly request no larger than twin size.  Please bring your own blankets, linens/pillows, towels, toiletries etc. Our shower facilities are outdoors with hot and cold running water.

You may join us anytime your schedule allows, but it is highly recommended that you attend the entire sesshin to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice in the warmth of the temple and the sangha.
 
While you may think, "They know I'm coming." please RSVP to genjo.gallagher@gmail.com or daigen.cj@gmail.com so that food plans etc can be made.

Genjo Gallagher
Brevard Zen Center, Kuge-In Temple
Cocoa, Florida
(321)795-6572

Special Events at our sister temple, hokori-Ji Temple

  • zazenkais and sesshins at Hokori-Ji temple

  • dates: TBD

  • costs: Please contact Nikon Greg hicks (contact information below) 

Hokori Zen Center at the Universalist Unitarian Church
3140 Troy Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803


Hokori-Ji temple will be holding a 3 day Zazenkai (retreat) from Thursday, January 4th 2018 . It will consist of zazen (meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation).

Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style. Please bring sleeping items with you, mats, blankets etc. All meals are included.

Please come and deepen your practice in the warmth of Sangha.

Please RSVP to Nikon Greg Hicks, Sangha Priest:
Phone: (863) 255-9735
E-Mail: hokorizencenter@gmail.com

Please let him know if you would like to join their mailing list.