Empty Field offers meditation retreats of varying lengths, giving participants the opportunity to explore meditation at their own pace.
Half-day retreats, called Zazenkai, involve approximately 6 hours of silent sitting and walking meditation, with breaks for refreshment and rest. We also listen to a dharma talk given by a Zen teacher or senior student. Half-day retreats offer a wonderful opportunity to cultivate silence and meditation in the midst of busy lives.
Multi-day retreats, called Sesshin, offer a more intensive experience. The first day begins with a communal, social dinner, after which the retreatants begin the practice of silence. Sitting and walking meditation commences after dinner, and continues through the rest of the retreat, with meal, snack, work, and rest periods (also silent). The last day finishes with an optional, social lunch. The retreat is led by a Zen teacher or master, who gives dharma talks and is available for daisan (a brief interview between retreatant and teacher).
|Date||Length||Location||Cost||Sign Up / RSVP|
|Nov 1-4, 2018||4 days||Christian Renewal Center, Dickinson, TX||TBD||More info
|Late summer 2018||Half-day: 8 AM to 2 PM||1322 Space Park Dr.||Suggested Donation: $10||TBD|
|Apr 29, 2018||Half-day: 8 AM to 2 PM||1322 Space Park Dr.||Suggested Donation: $10||No longer available|
|Jun 10, 2018||Half-day: 8 AM to 2 PM||1322 Space Park Dr.||Suggested Donation: $10||No longer available|