Our next retreat will be led by Jeff Kitzes (Zen Master Bon Soeng). He is guiding teacher at the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, California.
Jeff began practicing Zen in 1975, and began practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1979. In December of 1992, Jeff received inka, authorization to teach kong-ans (koans). In 2001, he received dharma transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn and was given the name Bon Soeng, which means “Original Nature.” Jeff is also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in the integration of Zen Buddhism and western psychotherapy.
You can sit either day of the weekend ... or both days. Vegetarian meals are included. If you live far from Cambridge, you can stay overnight with us at no extra charge on the night before any day of retreat. Most rooms are one-person. A few are shared.
Please plan to arrive 8:00 a.m. on either Saturday or Sunday. On Saturday, the retreat schedule is from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, the schedule is from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Our signup form will collect a bit more information that will help you plan your visit.
Online registration for this retreat closes on Thursday, July 6th at 12:00 noon. Questions? Please contact Zen center director Barbara Feldman, Monday-Thursday mornings at (617) 576-3229.