Zen Meditation Retreat February 27 - March 2, 2020

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We are gathering again in Tenerife for our annual meditation retreat.

 

The aim of this retreat is to connect to ourselves in silence. The retreat schedule is designed to provide an experience as close to the authentic temple experience as possible, yet gentle enough for beginners. 

There will be time to communicate and share reflections at the beginning and the end of the retreat. Except for those two days, the rest of the five-day retreat will be in total silence.

Once the retreat starts, we ask the participants not to use their mobile phones, read books, keep a journal or email. Be in the moment and experience being together in silence. This is an opportunity to turn off the noise in your mind and be immersed in a direct experience. If your mind is quiet, the energy you bring to the room will also help others in their meditation. Once the retreat is over, we recommend that you do not plunge back into the noise of life right away but to ease out of the silence slowly. 

Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the retreat.

Participants are asked to arrive and leave with everyone else in order not to disturb the flow of the retreat and the meditation of others.

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE

February 27          Introduction

16:00                    Introduction to Zen Meditation and Q&A

18:30                    Move to Dinner Venue

19:00                    Welcome Dinner

Feb 28 - March 1  Silent Meditation

04:30                    Wake up

04:50                    108 Bows

05:30                    Zen Chanting & Sitting

07:00                    Break

07:30                    Breakfast

08:00                    Break

10:00                    Sitting Zen

12:00                    Lunch

13:00                    Break

14:00                    Sitting Zen

16:00                    Break

17:00                    Dinner

18:00                    Break

19:00                    Zen Chanting & Sitting

21:00                    End of Day

March 2                Breaking Silence

04:30                    Wake up

04:50                    108 Bows

05:30                    Zen Chanting & Sitting

07:00                    Break

07:30                    Breakfast

08:00                    Break

10:00                    Sitting Zen, Reflections, Q&A

12:00                    Lunch

14:00                    End of Retreat