SILVER SPRING ZENDO/ONE HEART SANGHA
2017 SPRING AT-ONE-MENT SESSHIN
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

April 13-15, 2017

 

“How do we atone? By being at-one. By seeing that at every moment ... a part of me is wantonly destroying while another part is being destroyed, a part of me goes hungry while another eats to excess. We are all interconnected. We are all one. If we get stuck in anger, in blame, and in guilt, then we are paralyzed, we can’t act. When we can get beyond those things, when we can forgive, then the right action arises by itself, and we begin to take care of each other.”  (from Forgiveness, a dharma talk by Bernie Glassman, Roshi)

This year our annual At-One-Ment Non-residential Sesshin will be held together with the Mindfulness Practice Group of Annapolis at the U.U. Church of Annapolis. Please join us as you can.  There is not a charge for this sesshin but there will be a dana bowl for SSZ/UUCA

OVERVIEW OF SCHEDULE

THURSDAY EVENING:  7:00 PM -8:30 PM OPENING, followed by ZAZEN, KINHIN
FRIDAY:  Incense offering, kentan, zazen, kinhin
9:30-11:00 AM, first round of sitting; 11:20 AM-12:15, second round.
Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM (bring your own-- refrigerator & microwave available, no restaurants nearby)
1:30-3:00 PM, zazen, kinhin.  3:00-3:25 PM, silent rest practice.  3:30-5:00 PM, zazen,  kinhin.
Dinner 5:00-7:00 PM (bring your own).  Enjoy walking UUCA trails or silent rest practice.
7:00-8:30 PM, Zazen, kinhin, incense offering.
SATURDAY:  Incense offering, kentan, zazen, kinhin
9:30-11:00 AM, Zazen, kinhin; 11:20 AM-12:15, zazen, kinhin.
Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM (bring your own)
1:30-3:00 PM, zazen, kinhin.
3:00-3:20 PM, rearrange cushions & chairs into a circle for council sharing.
3:20-3:50, zazen council sharing, closing, final bow.

Dokusan will be offered in each sitting period.

Some cushions will be available but you may wish to bring your own.