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Grasses, Trees, & the Great Earth Sesshin Meditation Retreat < Head + Heart

Grasses, Trees, & the Great Earth Sesshin Meditation Retreat

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - August 18 @ 1:00 pm PDT

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road
Clatskanie, OR 97016 United States
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This Sesshin Meditation retreat is an opportunity to re-connect and relax into the wild, ancient, wisdom of the Grasses, Trees and Great Earth.

Earth body, sky heart. Rooted and flowing. Luminous and open. We are made of earth and sky, of wind breath and rain song, our lives woven from the teachings of the natural world.

We will spend time learning from each of the five elements, as they manifest in our experience. Deeply exploring and releasing into our interconnection with the living, breathing body of the Earth, waters, energizing air, bright fiery sun, and vast spacious sky.

We will spend most meditation sessions out of doors supported by the beautiful meadows and forests of Great Vow.

This sesshin has a lighter and more relaxed feel which can support those looking to begin sesshin practice, as well as those with a deeply established sesshin practice who are wanting the experience of increased solitude/spaciousness in the structure of a retreat.

Sesshin is a rigorous and, at times, challenging meditation retreat that is not recommended for beginners. We require that you attend one of our silent weekend retreats or a five-seven day silent retreat at another Zen Center before registering for our longer zen retreats.

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