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Zen Meditation Retreat

Zen Meditation Retreat

Cultivating Samadhi, March 3-6, 2023 at Kashi Ashram, Florida Deep meditation happens when we devote the time and space in our lives to practice. This retreat will include longer meditation periods and more of them, as well as dharma talks and plenty of time for...
Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk: We’re now meeting from 10 – 11:15 am on Sundays at Open Mind Zen Melbourne for a 30-minute meditation and Dharma Talk by one of the OMZ Teachers. At this time, this session is only being offered online via Zoom. If you...
Selves in a Box Workshop

Selves in a Box Workshop

Date TBA: This fun and fascinating workshop will employ the Box of Selves, a deck of cards that are derived from the Voice Dialogue Method of Hal and Sidra Stone. It is an easy way to access parts of the Self that are disowned or unconscious and bring them into...

The Importance of the Teacher in Zen

The 36th Patriarch, Great Master Yaoshan, visited Shitou and asked him, “I understand the 12-part teachings of the 3 Vehicles for the most part, but I hear that in the south they directly point to the human mind, see their natures and become Buddhas. This is still not...

The Difference Between Knowledge and Practice

Today vast amounts of information are easy to obtain. Choice is endemic. If we are interested in meditation we can access the teachings of thousands of years in a few short seconds and soon be reading hundreds of pages of the sayings of ancient masters. It’s a...