Practicing Zen in the 21st Century Retreat March 11-13

Practicing Zen in the 21st Century Retreat March 11-13


Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be sponsoring a retreat with Zen teacher Dr. Richard Sears (Venerable Jishou Dharma) March 11-13. Dr. Sears will be teaching on the subject of “Practicing Zen in the 21st Century”. This will be a nonresidential retreat. During these days of training there will be periods of sitting, walking, and eating meditation, the opportunity to participate in teacher interviews, and engage in koan practice. Lunch and dinner will be provided on the 12th and lunch only on the 13th. If you would like to attend but cannot attend all of the sessions, you are still welcome. If the cost is prohibitive, please let us know. Scholarships are available.

Click here for a biography of Dr. Sears and a short description of the retreat.

On the evening of Friday March 11 at 7PM there will be a reception and public talk by Dr. Sears at Mindful Heart’s meditation hall.

On Saturday March 12th from 9am until 9pm the retreat will be at Willow Pond Retreat Center near Oakland City, Indiana.

On Sunday March 13th the retreat will again be at Willow Pond and will begin at 9am and conclude at 2pm after lunch. Note that Sunday morning we will be on Daylight Savings Time. Carpooling can be arranged between the Evansville meditation hall and Willow Pond for Saturday and Sunday. See attachment for driving directions. GPS does not always locate this place!

The cost is $25 and will be paid at the time of registration. In addition to that, each person is invited to give dana to the teacher at the end of the retreat AND each retreatant will be asked to bring a food contribution for one of the three meals. After the deadline for registration, registrants will be notified to discuss details about food contributions.

In order to meet the February 26 deadline, please complete the registration form and enclose it in an envelope with payment of $25. Make checks payable to Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha. Leave this envelope in the dana box or mail it to:
Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha
Zen Retreat
600 N Weinbach, Suite 220
Evansville, Indiana 47711

Click here for Registration Form.

GPS does not always work to find this beautiful remote place. Please see the attachment for driving directions. It should take 35 to 40 minutes to make the trip between Mindful Heart’s meditation hall and Willow Pond Retreat Center.

Click here for driving directions.