The unconscious: an overview. (March 22, 6:30-8:15pm) The first of five gatherings on Spirituality and the Unconscious will involve a broad overview of this topic. As the series unfolds we’ll be looking more specifically at the role of the unconscious, in both its compassionate and destructive forms, in this process of deepening and opening through various kinds of…Read More
“If you keep a green bough in your heart, the singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb Windhorse Zen Community is offering a 7-day Zen meditation intensive from March 10 ~17, 2018, at its retreat facility near Asheville in Alexander, NC. Sunya Kjolhede and Lawson Sachter, dharma heirs of Roshi Philip Kapleau, will lead this…Read More
Here’s the scoop on this year’s New Year’s Eve ceremonies and celebrations at Panther Branch:
Yes, enough people have responded positively to our earlier stick-in-the-water inquiry to inspire us to jump in and make it happen again this year. As mentioned in the last email, this year’s ceremonies and celebrations will begin earlier and will be a bit simpler and briefer than our usual NYE midnightmarathons…Read More
December 3, 2017
Dear Sangha and Friends,
Our culture, the planet itself, seem now to be at a tipping point — a time of crisis on so many levels, when the deep longing for healing simply must be brought more fully to light. In this time of great need, we also have an unparalleled opportunity to make available to the wider world the Buddha’s teachings of wisdom and compassion, and the transformative practice of Zen..