January 17, 2011

Upcoming retreats and events

The 2011 schedule of sesshin, or intensive meditation retreats, has been published on Korinji's Events Calendar page. These events, jointly sponsored by Daiyuzenji Zen temple in Chicago and the Korinji Foundation, are precious opportunities to deepen our practice in community with friends and teachers.

The first sesshin of the year is coming up: March 24-27 in Lake Delavan, WI. We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact us for more information: info@korinji.org.

Also shown on the calendar: some exciting seminars which benefit Korinji's monastery fund, the tentative 2011 monastery work weekend schedule, and this year's Fall-a-thon fundraiser conducted by Shinjinkai.

A busy year coming up! We started 2010 up at Korinji in March with nothing more than a platform on a hillside; by the end of the year, we had an enclosed building. This year will see even more dramatic progress, as our building's exterior nears completion and major landscape features are finished.

If you've donated or helped out in the past, thank you...and please continue! If you've followed Korinji's progress but never visited the land or lent a hand, now's the time we need you...welcome! And if you're a Zen practitioner, or interested in Zen Buddhism, by all means come to one of the Zen groups in the Chicago area, come to sesshin, and come to our other events. This Zen practice is what it's all about, after all, and providing access to it is the goal of all our hard work. Please join us!

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