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5-DAY RETREAT: Living by Vow with Rev. Phoebe

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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Rockaway Beach, NY 11692

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Why do we practice, and how can we use our initial intention - our vow - to make every activity in our day spiritually meaningful?

This is the question that will begin our immersion in Zen practice. We will learn to pay attention to all aspects of our experience in our daily activities, and see how Zen offers us the opportunity to harmonize body and mind. Rev. Phoebe, a Buddhist nun for nearly 40 years, will offer in-depth instruction in meditation, chanting, and ceremony. She will also provide private spiritual guidance and - weather permitting - meditation on the beach.

We will be using Shohaku Okumura's book "Living by Vow" as a foundation for Dharma talks and discussions. Participants are encouraged (though not required) to bring their own copy for study.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Rev. Phoebe van Woerden was born in 1949 in the Netherlands, and moved to Shasta Abbey in 1980, where she was ordained in 1981 by Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett. She received Dharma Transmission in 1985 and studied at Shasta Abbey till 1990, most of the time as one of Rev. M. Jiyu’s personal assistants. In 1990 she moved to Throssel Hole Abbey in England, where she studied under Reverend Master Daishin Morgan until she was invited to join Reverend Master Jisho Perry at his small temple in Santa Barbara, CA. In 2000 the Santa Barbara Priory moved to become the Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple, at its current location, and in 2008 Rev. Phoebe became an American citizen. She is a Zen Master and teacher of Buddhism, and head monk of the Temple, working closely together with Reverend Master Seikai.




This retreat is a silent retreat.

Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.

Registration to this retreat (or Eventbrite Ticket) does not reserve you a spot.

A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.




HOW TO REGISTER:


1. SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET

2. FILL-IN THE RETREAT FORM

3. WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM MANAGEMENT

4. BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO BRING

There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, because it is offered on a Dana (generosity) basis: please donate what you can and what you wish in order to make the program available to other people. Please note that if you register and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.




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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Rockaway Beach, NY 11692

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