Zazenkai (“to come together for meditation”) curriculum will include instructions in sitting (zazen) and walking meditation (kinhin), support through sharing of experiences, and personal interviews. A light lunch (soup & salad) included. (Bring a sitting cushion if you have one).
So the crux of zazen (meditation) is this: all we must do is constantly create a little shift from the spinning world we’ve got in our heads to right here now. . . . Zen training is designed to enable us to live comfortable beneficial lives. But the only people who live comfortably are those who learn not to dream their lives away, but to be with what’s right-here-now, no matter what it is; good, bad, nice, not nice, having a headache, being ill, being happy. It doesn’t make any difference.
From Everyday Zen: Love and Work, by Charlotte Joko Beck
Ed Mushin Russell is the Dharma Heir of Elihu Genmyo Smith and serves as practice leader at the Prairie Zen Center, Champaign IL, PrairieZen.org
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lunch @ 11:30a-12:30p
All proceeds go to Insight Awareness
For questions, please contact Steve McCabe, (708) 465-3116.
Wetlands Zen Group of Homewood
(Affiliated with Prairie Zen Center, Champaign IL)