Retreats

 Spring 2019 SIZ annual sesshin March12-17

More information coming

All Day Sit – Next date will be in October- to be announced

Please join us at Sky Island Zen for all or part of the day. This is a good opportunity to deepen our practice together. And for those who have not sat retreat before, this is a way to experience spending more time on the cushion.

You may enter the zendo when the bell rings at the end of a meditation period or after the clackers are hit to end walking meditation. It will be warm, so dress lightly in dull or muted colors if you can.

All are welcome. If you are new to practice, just let us know in advance. If you wish, we can give you an orientation beforehand. Please contact us at skyislandzen@gmail.com to arrange it.

What to bring:

If you are staying for the day, please bring a pot luck item for lunch. Drinks will be provided. If you have a favorite cushion or bench, bring it along, otherwise we have plenty.

For directions, click here

2018 Women’s Retreat  Oct 18-21, at Aravaipa Ranch

CANCELLED

 

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Sue Moon, Mary Koopman, Chris Fortin at a women’s retreat

                                            

Please come back next summer to look for info on the fall 2019 Women’s Retreat at Aravaipa Ranch

 

For three days we will ground ourselves in silent meditation and share in wholehearted conversation in the wonder of Aravaipa Canyon. While sitting under Brandenburg Mountain beside Aravaipa creek, as women together we will explore how the teachings are relevant in our lives today.

 

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Chris is a Zen priest and senior teacher in the Everyday Zen community who received dharma transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer. She is also an MA MFT psychotherapist and spiritual counselor. She is founder of Dharma Heart Zen and guiding teacher for Sky Island Zen. Chris also is co-founder of Veteran’s Path, offering meditation and mindfulness retreats for veterans.

 

Sue is a writer, editor, and one of the senior teachers in the Everyday Zen community. She leads retreats and teaches writing workshops in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women, her books include This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity and most recently, with co-author Norman Fischer, What Is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind. She lives in Berkeley, California.

 

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$325 includes meals and accommodations (basic small dormitory rooms). Complete information about the ranch can be found at http://www.aravaiparanch.com. Contact skyislandzen@gmail.com for application. This retreat is limited to 16 participants. If you wish to attend and are unfamiliar with Zen Buddhist practice, please contact Mary Koopman at 520 400-8928.