“My mind is not yet at peace,” Eka said to Bodhidharma, “please Master, will you pacify it for me?”
Bodhidharma replied, “present this mind that is not yet at peace and I will pacify it for you!”
After sitting in the snow for ten days Eka returned saying, “I have searched everywhere for this mind and finally I realize that it is ungraspable!“
“Then,” said Bodhidharma, “I have put it to rest for you.”
How do we find peace amidst the unprecedented challenges of our new reality?
Following the overwhelming response to the recent week-long Zoom video conference, Genpo Roshi is offering an intensive 5-day virtual retreat exploring how to best pacify our mind, without leaving home, in the momentous period we are living in today, which he sees as the transition from the Third to the Fourth Turning of the Dharma Wheel.
Roshi will be looking at how the world is changing for all of us now when we are more acutely aware than ever of our interconnectedness and interdependency. There will be difficult times and a great deal of grief for losses as well as a new beginning for our planet and our species, during which we will also need to remain focused on our loved ones and neighbors as well as being responsible for ourselves and our well-being.
This will be an opportunity for you to receive the teachings, to share and to ask questions. Recordings of the full retreat will be available at no charge to registrants.
- This is a 5-day virtual retreat Monday through Friday April 13-17, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Mountain Time.
- Genpo Roshi recommends that participants sit in meditation before the Zoom meeting begins (from 9:00 am – 9:50 am Mountain Time, or the equivalent in your time zone).
- At the beginning of each day’s meeting, Roshi will chant the Enmei Juku Kannon Gyo three times, followed by a special dedication for this time of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Participants will receive Instructions for Joining the Zoom Video Conferences upon registering.
Note: Zoom has recently changed their login protocol. Please be sure to check the Instructions for Joining the Video Conference for the updated links.
The requested donation is $100.
If you are unable to contribute $100, offer what you can; if you can offer more, it will help those who cannot.
20% of your donation go to Direct Relief, a non-profit organization that is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).*
For further information, contact Mary Ellen by email.
Register online: Click here for registration form.
If you have questions about registering, contact Ivis by email, or phone 801-328-8414.