Sweden - Traditional 7 day sesshin outside of Umeå with Karen Terzano
Sep
15
to Sep 22

Sweden - Traditional 7 day sesshin outside of Umeå with Karen Terzano

TRADITIONAL 7 DAY SESSHIN OUTSIDE OF UMEÅ WITH KAREN TERZANO

Third year in a row at the island of Holmön outside of Umeå. Autumn at its best and just a plain cosy traditional 7 day sesshin with Karen. Everybody is welcome! We can help with travel arrangements for any out of town and out of country visitors.
For registration please use the form here 

For more information please contact Mats Pleje, jikido at matspleje@gmail.com.

View Event →

Finland - Summer Qigong Sesshin With Karen Terzano & Robert Rosenbaum
Jul
21
to Jul 28

Finland - Summer Qigong Sesshin With Karen Terzano & Robert Rosenbaum

SUMMER QIGONG SESSHIN WITH KAREN TERZANO & ROBERT ROSENBAUM AT LAMMI RETREAT CENTRE

This summer, Ordinary Mind Zendo Finland is again offering a seven day retreat (sesshin) with our teacher Karen Terzano and a visiting teacher Robert Rosenbaum, who is joining us for the second time.

Continuous Practice, Body and Mind - Sitting meditation (zazen) and moving meditation (qigong) fit like a box and its lid. When we rest in the stillness at the heart of movement and draw on the energy at the center of tranquility, practice blossoms. 

During this sesshin we will complement zazen with some of the movements, warm-up exercises, and acupressure self-massage of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong. This ancient Taoist form was developed by a Buddhist monk to sustain health and deepen meditation so it permeates Zen flesh and Zen bones. We will also study Dogen’s essay “Everyday Activity”to help us find realization in everything we do. 

Teachers:
Karen Terzano is an American Zen Buddhist teacher in the Ordinary Mind School tradition, founded by Charlotte Joko Beck (1917-2011). Karen has worked as a research psychologist and university professor while maintaining an active psychotherapy practice. In 2012 Karen established Ordinary Mind Zendo in Finland and serves as our guiding teacher. 

This sesshin's visiting teacher Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum, Ph.D., worked thirty years as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, and behavioral medicine specialist before retiring to devote all his time to the practice of Zen and Qigong. He has received lay entrustment in Zen from Sojun Mel Weitsman of Berkeley Zen Center and been authorized as a senior teacher of Dayan (“Wild Goose”) Qigong in the lineage of Yang Meijun by Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu School.

Participation:
Sesshin starts on Saturday evening at 18.00, and ends on the next Saturday afternoon. 

Part-time participation is also possible. In that case we recommend arriving on Tuesday the 24th, when another introduction to qigong acupressure points and basic form will be held (at 19.00).

However, one can also join on other days if Saturday or Tuesday are not possible.  

Also, for those who are interested, Robert will offer a qigong refresher on Saturday afternoon at 14.00, and again on Saturday afternoon after the sesshin has ended. So if you have been practicing qigong since last year, or can only come part-time now, this will be a good opportunity to do the whole form again.

Sesshin registration is now closed, as it's fully booked.


For more information or any questions about the sesshin, contact the jikido: 
Jani H., jani_kristian@hotmail.com

View Event →
Finland - 3 day Sesshin at Lammi
Mar
29
to Apr 1

Finland - 3 day Sesshin at Lammi

Ordinary Mind Zendo is organizing a 3-day sesshin in Lammi, near the city of Hämeenlinna from March 29th to the 1st of April. (Thursday to sunday).

Our teacher Karen Terzano will not be there in person for this sesshin, but there will be a possibility to have a daily dokusan (one to one meeting) with her via Skype.

Sesshin fees for members of TMZ: 3 days 125€. Fees for non-members: 3-days 142€. Both include a reservation fee of 40€. Weekend participation fees are 85/95€.

Payment sums or payment dates may be negotiated if the applicants economical standing is poor. More info can be inquired from jani_kristian (at) hotmail.com.

A more detailed schedule will be sent to the participants later on.

Payment dates and terms: A registration fee of 40€ which must be paid by March 19th. Rest of the sesshin fee by March 26th. One may also pay in one lot.

The registration fee is not refundable, if the participant cancels their participation after 19th of March. (Please note – the registration fee is part of the full price of the sesshin, not a separate cost.)

Sesshin application in English can be found here

View Event →
Finland - Rohatsu Sesshin With Karen Terzano
Dec
2
to Dec 9

Finland - Rohatsu Sesshin With Karen Terzano

This years Rohatsu sesshin is scheduled between 2–9 th december in our retreat center in Lammi. 

Rohatsu is the sesshin of the year that commemorates Buddhas struggle and enlightenment under the bodhi tree and takes place at the same time at zen centers around the globe. 
It is the perfect opportunity to come together with the rest of the sangha at the end of the year and reground the practice in your life. 

The sesshin application can be found here:
http://www.tavallinenmieli.fi/?page_id=353&lang=en 

View Event →
Sweden – Two Zen masters visit Umeå!
Sep
16
to Sep 23

Sweden – Two Zen masters visit Umeå!

This fall Ordinary Mind Umeå invites you to a silent seven days meditation retreat (Sesshin), with a little bit different approach than on a usual retreat. This year we have two teachers, watch two movies followed by discussions, and we have a more relaxed schedule. The retreat is held in the old Vicarage at the island of Holmön, 45 minutes by ferry from the coast outside of Umeå. Most of us are housed in the Vicarage and some of us are housed at the lighthouse of Bergudden, app. 2 km from the Vicarage!

For more information, please visit www.ordinarymind.se/wp/sesshin-holmon-umea-september-2017-english-information/

View Event →
Finland - Summer Qigong Sesshin With Karen Terzano & Robert Rosenbaum
Jul
15
to Jul 22

Finland - Summer Qigong Sesshin With Karen Terzano & Robert Rosenbaum

This summer, Ordinary Mind Zendo Finland is offering a seven day retreat (sesshin) with Ordinary Mind Finland's teacher Karen Terzano and a visiting teacher Robert Rosenbaum.

Body and Mind Study of the Way of Compassion - Integrating Zen and Dayan Qigong

Sitting meditation (zazen) and moving meditation (qigong) fit like a box and its lid. During this sesshin we will complement zazen by learning the 64 movements, warm-up exercises, and acupressure self-massage of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong. This ancient Taoist form was developed by a Buddhist monk to sustain health and deepen meditation so it permeates Zen flesh and Zen bones. We will also study Dogen’s essay “Body and Mind Study of the Way.”

When we rest in the stillness at the heart of movement and draw on the energy inherent in tranquility, compassion blossoms naturally.

Teachers:

Karen Terzano is an American Zen Buddhist teacher in the Ordinary Mind School tradition, founded by Charlotte Joko Beck (1917-2011). Karen has worked as a research psychologist and university professor while maintaining an active psychotherapy practice. In 2012 Karen established Ordinary Mind Zendo in Finland and serves as our guiding teacher. She lives in Lammi.

This sesshin's visiting teacher Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum, Ph.D., worked thirty years as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, and behavioral medicine specialist before retiring to devote all his time to the practice of Zen and Qigong. He has received lay entrustment in Zen from Sojun Mel Weitsman of Berkeley Zen Center and been authorized as a senior teacher of Dayan (“Wild Goose”) Qigong in the lineage of Yang Meijun by Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu School.

Registration:

http://www.tavallinenmieli.fi/?page_id=158&lang=fi

View Event →
Stockholm, Sweden – February Sesshin
Feb
22
to Feb 26

Stockholm, Sweden – February Sesshin

Ordinary Mind February sesshin at Skatboet close to Stockholm!

If you want to join us at Magpie's nest, you can sign up HERE

To make things easier to administrate we are using Paypal for the payments.

Unfortunately we don't have the info in English, but if you have any questions about the sesshin you can get in touch trough:
ordinarymindstockholm@gmail.com  

Teacher: Karen Terzano

View Event →
Finland - Rohatsu sesshin with Karen Terzano
Dec
3
to Dec 10

Finland - Rohatsu sesshin with Karen Terzano

  • 681 Kataloistentie Hämeenlinna, 16900 Finland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OMZ is organizing a 7-day sesshin in Lammi, near the city of Hämeenlinna from December 3th to the 10th of December. (Saturday to Saturday). Sesshin fees for members of TMZ: 7 days 290€. 4 days 166 €. Fees for non-members: 7-days 330€. 4 days 189 €. Both include a reservation fee of 70€. Weekend participation fees are 95/85€.

Payment sums or payment dates may be negotiated if the applicants economical standing is poor. More info from tk.kuvat (at) gmail.com (Teemu Kangas). A more detailed schedule will be sent to the participants later on.

Payment dates and terms: A registration fee of 70€ which must be paid by November 19th. Rest of the sesshin fee by 3th of December. One may also pay in one lot. The registration fee is not refundable, if the participant cancels their participation after 26nd of November. (Please note – the registration fee is part of the full price of the sesshin, not a separate cost.)

Registration can be found here 
 

View Event →