November 28, 2022

Zen with Ryan Brandeburg

Dojo v Proud organizes sesshin (meditation retreat according to the rite of the Zen-Buddhist Soto school) under the guidance of Ryan Brandenburg. An ideal opportunity to stop, deepen, take apart and put back together again.

DEADLINE: 22.6. – 26/06/2022

TEACHER: Ryan Brandenburg who is a disciple of Kobuna Chino, after whom he ran the Jikoji Zen Retreat Center in California for 10 years. He is a member of the Center of Sacred Studies. In addition to zazen, he is also devoted to the spiritual path of American Indians. However, we will focus only on Zen.

THEME: Zen practice according to the Japanese Soto school of Zen. Suitable for those who already have experience with more intensive “objectless” meditation.

Place:
Buddhist Center Forest Peace (Shanta Vana) (Bobov no. 431, Malá Skála). 

Price:
CZK 3,800 per person and the entire stay (includes accommodation, meals, teacher transport and a local stay fee of CZK 30/day ). This time, we would like to ask those interested in the session to pay a deposit of NOK 1,000 to the account 1011126113 / 0800 by the 10th. 6.
(please write Ryan – and your name in the message, i.e. e.g. “Ryan – Felix Holzman”). The voluntary contribution for teachers (the so-called given) will be made separately and will be at your discretion.

Applications:
Sign up at the organizer’s e-mail info@zazen.cz.

Details about the session:
Register at the organizer’s e-mail info@zazen.cz. Ryan further suggested that we ritualize the diet more and therefore asks those interested in sešshin to bring the so-called óryóki sets, it is a set of three matching bowls, chopsticks, a wooden spoon and a “spatula”. A detailed illustration is in the picture below. The set can be purchased original, but not cheap at all, for example e-shop. Alternatively, it can be found in Sapa or elsewhere. The spatula can be replaced with a Czech spatula used in the kitchen (also see the attached picture).

Instructions for the óryóki ritual in English to download: here

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