Oct 6-13: Fall Retreat at The Grail

The Grail
119 Duncan Ave.
Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520

Heart Circle Sangha offers an opportunity to deepen your practice with our fall session. Sesshin is a retreat that provides an intensive meditation experience in the company and support of experienced Zen practitioners. If this is your first retreat, we will guide and support you through it.

Fall at The Grail is a beautiful time of year. We have walking and sitting meditation outside as the weather allows. Breathing the energizing fall air, we walk along roads lined with trees in autumn colors.

We prepare and share delicious vegetarian meals together, oriyoki style. During afternoons, we can choose to work with art media doing the Practice of Immediacy, or meditate, or take silent walks.

There are many opportunities for personal interviews with Roshi. Each morning Roshi or senior students offer dharma talks. We also have Council practice on Sunday and Thursday afternoons during which we share our retreat experience with each other.

This year our talks will be based on the sutras in Awakening of the Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh.

The retreat will be oriyoki style so please bring your bowls. We have bowls available for rental ($20) or purchase ($40). For an insight into oryoki go to for an introduction or review.

Registration and payment are below. If you prefer to send a check, please mark 'Spring retreat' on it and send your check to Heart Circle Sangha, 451 Hillcrest Rd., Ridgewood, NJ 07650.

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