Day Long Retreat with Manu Bazzano
A meditation daylong retreat based on Dōgen Zenji’s genjo koan – the koan, or enigma of daily life. For Dōgen, practice and realization are one and the same thing.
We do not practice in order to achieve a special state of mind, but in order to clarify our life and recognize our inherent Buddha nature.
No one can live your life except you. No one can live my life except me.
You are responsible.
I am responsible. But what is our life? What is our death?
I encourage you. Please enjoy this wonderful life together.
Appreciate the world: just this!
There is nothing extra.
Genuinely appreciate your life as the most precious treasure
and take good care of it.
(Taizan Maezumi Roshi)
There will be sitting and walking meditation, talks and open discussion.
Manu Bazzano studied Eastern contemplative practices since 1980 and in 2004 was ordained in the Soto and Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism. He is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He . He is the author of several books, including Buddha is dead (2006), After Mindfulness (2013) and Zen and Therapy (2017).
Sunday, June 17, 2018
10.00am – 5.00pm
Portsmouth High School
36 Kent Road
Tickets on sale May 2018