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Teacup & Skullcup Sesshin with Roshi Genro & Roshi Fleet

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Windhorse Hill Retreat Center

595B River Rd

Deerfield, MA 01342

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We are very pleased to invite you to The Teacup and Skullcup Sesshin, the 3rd annual sesshin at Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, home of the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Prison Mindfulness Institute in Deerfield, Massachusetts.

The great Tibetan Buddhist master, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, gave two seminars in 1974 on Zen and Tantra—the transcripts of which were later published under the title The Teacup and the Skullcup: Where Zen and Tantra Meet—discussing the parallels, intersections, and differences between the Zen and Vajrayana Buddhist paths. Similarly, the Tea Cup and Skull Cup Sesshin will incorporate influences from both the Zen and the Vajrayana Buddhist teachings while following a traditional sesshin format, with the emphasis on silent sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin), interspersed with Dharma talks, dokusan (meditation interviews), meals and samu (work practice).

The sesshin leaders, Roshi Grover Genro Gauntt and Acharya-Roshi Fleet Shinryu Maull have both been practicing meditation for more than 40 years and teaching for over 30 years, pursuing deep practice, study and service in many different spiritual and contemplative traditions.

Roshi Genro and Roshi Fleet will give Dharma talks influenced by the Zen and Vajrayana traditions, respectively.

Roshi Genro, one of the founding teachers of the Zen Peacemaker Order, is a dharma successor of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and Roshi Bernie Tetsugen Glassman. He leads sesshins, street retreats and bearing witness retreats throughout the world.

Roshi Fleet, a senior Shambhala lineage teacher, is also a Roshi and senior priest in the Soto Zen lineage and Zen Peacemaker Order, and leads Shambhala programs, meditation retreats, street retreats, bearing witness retreats and prison trainings throughout the world.

Retreat Fee:
The suggested fee to cover the cost of the sesshin is $450 (for the entire retreat), which includes three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and a very light dinner), but not housing. Please register and pay early. After March 1st, the suggested donation will be $550.

ATTEND as many days as you like: one, two, three, etc or all! (sign up below).

Note: Dana (teaching gift or heart gift) for the support of the teachers is also encouraged and not included in the retreat fee above.

We encourage participants needing support to engage in their own fundraising efforts through the traditional Zen Peacemaker Order “raising a mala” practice.

Schedule:
The sesshin will begin with dinner on Monday, April 1 and end with a celebratory lunch on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Morning coffee will be served at 5:30 AM every day, and the first sitting period will start at 6:00 AM. The last sitting period will end at 9:00 PM.

Lodging:
Accommodations are not covered in the suggested retreat fee donation. A limited number of participants (on a personal request basis) may be able to sleep in the Dojo for a cost of $25 per night. There may also be one or two double occupancy rooms available at a cost of $65 per night per person (available on a first come first serve basis and requiring a 50% deposit).
Local housing options, within 15 minutes of Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, include numerous Airbnb options in Deerfield, Sunderland and Greenfield, the Red Roof Inn Plus motel, the Hampton Inn, and various local B&B’s. More details here.

Write to ben@engagemindfulness.org for more info.

Thank you all for your deep commitment to the Dharma and to personal and social transformation.

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