April-May 2021 Intensive: The Harmony of Zen and Vipassana, Online 4/19 - 5/8

Practice Center
Date / Time
Apr 19, 2021 / 7:00am - May 8, 2021 / 11:30am
Event Type
Practice Periods
Description

The Harmony of Zen and Vipassana

April 19 – May 8, 2021

Registration is due Wednesday, April 14

About the April – May 2021 Intensive

Both the Zen and Vipassana traditions originate in the Buddha's teachings on meditation.

Zen is the Japanese pronunciation of dhyana, the word the Buddha used for concentration states, and Vipassana is the word the Buddha used to refer to the insights derived from these concentration states. For the Buddha, Zen and Vipassana are integrated aspects of meditation practice, working together in harmony. With this common origin it is not surprising that, in modern times, Zen and Vipassana meditation may have as much in common as they differ.

Please join Senior Dharma Teacher Paul Haller, Green Gulch Abiding Abbess Fu Schroeder, and Zen and Vipassana Dharma Teacher Gil Fronsdal for discussions and explorations of this interface between Zen and Vipassana. Fu, Paul, and Gil are friends who delight in discussing the Dharma together. In this intensive, the three teachers will provide instruction in meditation practice, Dharma talks and discussions, and will share with participants their lively discussions of Dharma topics.

There are two tracks of participation in this program:

  • The Flowers of the Dharma: Exploring and Enjoying the Essence of Buddhist Practice
  • The Roots of the Dharma: Becoming Rooted in Buddhist Practice

Participants in both tracks will have the opportunity to sign up for a weekly small group meeting. Small groups consist of 12 – 14 participants and are led by a practice leader from Insight Meditation Center, Green Gulch Farm, or City Center. Prompts for the small groups are provided by the leaders of the Intensive.

The Flowers of the Dharma: Exploring and Enjoying the Essence of Buddhist Practice

This track provides a program of participation for non-residents, including people on the East Coast and Europe. It is also doable for people with a full life of children and family, work from home, and for whom early morning and evening don’t work.

This track includes:

All times for the Intensive are PST
Monday - Saturday
7 - 7:30 am Guided meditation
7:30 - 7:45 am Dharmette
Monday - Friday
10 - 10:30 am Meditation
10:30 - 11 am Dharma Talk and Conversation between Fu, Paul, and Gil*
11 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 - 11:45 am Q & A; discussion
11:45 am Sitting ending with dedication of merit
Wednesday  
7:30 - 8:30 pm Dharma Talk: Paul, Gil, and Fu will each give one talk over the three-week period*
Saturday  
8:15 am Conversation with one of the teachers
9:25 - 10 am Meditation
10:15 - 11:15 am Dharma Talk: Paul, Gil, and Fu will each give one talk over the three-week period*
*A recorded video will be available for those who cannot attend live


The Roots of the Dharma: Becoming Rooted in Buddhist Practice

Includes all events listed for Flowers of the Dharma, with additional participation in these events:

All times for the Intensive are PST
Monday - Friday  
5:50 - 6:50 am Zazen with a five-minute interval
6:50 - 7:05 am Morning service
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:30 - 6:10 pm Zazen
Mondays: April 19, 26, May 3  
7 - 8:30 pm Open conversation with teachers. A recorded video will be available for those who cannot attend live.
See Online Zendo daily schedule Online Zendo

 

 

Fee Information

Flowers of the Dharma Track
General: $250
Member: $225
Limited Income: $175

Roots of the Dharma Track
General: $350
Member: $315
Limited Income: $245

Registration Information

Flowers of the Dharma Track

Register Online

Roots of the Dharma Track

Register Online

Access to the Intensive website will be provided a week prior to the practice period.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 14.