We’re gearing up for the 7-day March sesshin that begins on Saturday, March 21, the first day of Spring. Sesshin ends on Saturday afternoon, March 28th. Read more [...] Read More
A Time of Thanksgiving and Renewal
November 29, 2014
Dear Friends and Sangha,
What an amazing fall we’ve had in these ancient mountains! So many golden days, with the woods surrounding Windhorse overflowing with the gorgeous colors of autumn. Now it’s growing colder and the mountains whiter – the time each year when we turn to you, members and friends of Windhorse, to thank you for all the help you’ve given this dharma community, and to ask for your continued support.
This year is no exception. What is exceptional is that a couple of months ago we received a special ‘bequest’ connected with the estate of Margaret Sachter, Lawson’s mother. Thanks to this gift we’re now well into the final phase of our long-lived construction project.
We’ve already passed all ‘rough-in’ inspections, soundproofed the sleeping areas, insulated the entire building and completed the dry wall work. Painting is scheduled for next week. We’re really getting there! With even a modestly successful fundraising effort we’ll be able to get our Certificate of Occupancy, that elusive piece of paper that finally allows us to start using this space. With some additional support we’ll actually be able to complete the trim and tile work, too.
As many people know, the past years, and especially the past 18 months, have been a time of unusually slow donations for many not-for-profits. Windhorse is no exception, and we’ve also been saddled with some major expenses, including Read more [...] Read More
November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving Day at Windhorse: Vegetarian Potluck Feast and Festive Gathering, 2:00 pm
All are invited to this annual Windhorse event! Please let us know soon if you’d like to join us, and what food offering you plan to bring.
The Buddha’s Enlightenment 7 – day Sesshin is coming right up: December 6 – 13, 2014
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Feel free to call the center a couple of days later, to verify you’ve been accepted. Naturally, full-time participants will be given first priority.
December 6 – 13, 2014
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, Nov. 19
S E S S H I N – A Journey into the Vibrant Core of Being
Windhorse Zen Community will hold a 7-day Zen meditation intensive (sesshin) at its Mountain Retreat Center outside of Asheville, NC.
October 18-25, 2014
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, Oct. 1
Cost: $40/day for members; $50/day for non-members
The retreat includes daily talks and private instruction with Zen teachers Sunya Kjolhede and Lawson Sachter.
All dharma practitioners are welcome to apply for all or part of this retreat. Meals are vegan and organic.
More info and application to download: http://windhorsezen.org/about-windhorse-zen-community/sesshin-about-retreats-at-windhorse