Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Art of Pilgrimage Retreat

An invitation for anyone in the extended San Francisco Bay Area (or further away) to come join us for a day at the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.

The Art of Pilgrimage: Walking the Wild Path
with Steven Harper and Luminous Owl
April 21
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Most of the world’s spiritual traditions include some form of pilgrimage. Although not often taught in the West, Buddhism also has many forms of pilgrimage. This retreat will be a contemporary pilgrimage, exploring the ancient art of walking. While pilgrimage is often from one place to another, we will end at the very place we begin, celebrating the sacred aspect of the journey itself. We will begin at Green Gulch with an introduction to the basic principles of sitting (zazen) and walking practice (kinhin). Much of the day will be spent mindfully wandering trails in the wilds of Marin, moving between silence, instruction, and informal discussion. This is a contemplative journey where each step is the goal. Please bring a bag lunch. Further information will be sent upon registration. $45, $40 members, $35 limited income.
Here is a link to the Art of Pilgrimage at the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.

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