$220 – $415

Spring Wind: A Zen Retreat in Madison

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Holy Wisdom Monastery

4200 County Highway M

Middleton, WI 53562

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Let all karma be wiped out and the mind-flower bloom in eternal spring!

We return to the wide-open prairies of Holy Wisdom monastery to observe the flow of spring amid the stillness of Zen. Karen Maezen Miller and the Dewdrop Sangha welcome all levels of practitioners to a weekend of seated meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), chanting, Dharma talks and the opportunity to work privately with a teacher. Three nights, all meals included.

Holy Wisdom Monastery is less than 10 miles outside of Madison. This ecumenical center is one of our most popular and hospitable retreat locations with inspiring views, comfortable rooms and lovingly prepared meals.

Overnight accommodations are limited to 13 single rooms with private baths, four double-occupancy rooms with private baths, and one double-occupancy room with a shared, hallway bath. If you plan to share a room with a friend or partner, you will have an opportunity to name your preferred roommate during registration. Please register at the same time as your roommate, as we cannot guarantee the space without registration.

Commuters are welcome to participate in all scheduled activities and meals.

Bring your own zafu (cushion) or meditation bench as well as a zabuton (mat) or folded blanket to put under you while you sit. Chairs are provided. Wear traditional Zen practice attire or dark, loose-fitting and comfortable clothing suitable for sitting on the floor. Bring easy on/off shoes for indoors.

Instructions will be given in all practices. Beginners are especially encouraged to dive in. Experienced sitters are invited to begin again.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

In addition to bringing your own zafu (cushion) or meditation bench as well as a zabuton (mat) or folded blanket for siting, bring loose, comfortable, and dark-colored practice clothing; toiletries; easy on/off shoes for indoors and suitable shoes for outdoor walks.

Are there vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan meal options?

All meals will be vegetarian. You will have the opportunity to request gluten-free and/or vegan meals during registration.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By email: karenmiller@earthlink.net

What is the refund policy?

Reservations are fully refundable with two months' advance notice. After that time, refunds can only be made if the space is taken by someone else. Please delay your registration until you are certain that you can commit.

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