A cautionary tale: I continue to experience the lingering effects of allowing this silent retreat experience to be invaded by a strong-force from outside the retreat. (Even through something as
I’m in an awful funk the last several days, almost a kind of depression. There is a reason. After weeks of maintaining silent retreat, I let it get punctured several
I returned to our home temple, Hwa Gye Sah, in the mountains of Seoul after completing a second 100-day solo retreat in the Jiri Sahn Mountains, in the winter of
In many kinds of spiritual retreats, the practice of “journal writing” is emphasized. And this can be helpful for certain kinds of spiritual pursuits, especially where there is some therapeutic
Here is the latest video from the creative team here at Zen Center Regensburg. Enjoy! And do please relax — nothing really is in control.
Basically, this is the training modality of a Zen retreat, in condensed form: Sometimes I’m the coach-guy, and the retreatants are the competitor; but what they don’t realize is that,