Sunday, April 12, 2009
Shuzen Sensei Retreat
by Sangha member, Ryan
We had a full house in March with Shuzen Sensei, assisted by Jinshin, leading a Zen retreat in Roberston. The form was quite familiar to those accustomed to the Korean style of Zen: sitting, chanting, noble silence...
After we'd all had some time to quiet our minds, Shuzen conducted a workshop dealing with the I-System. For a change, we were asked to open our mouths on retreat! The workshop was a fusion of Western psychology and the Eastern Wisdom. It was an insightful experience that shed some light on the mechanisms of our delusion and causes of our suffering.
Shuzen's sense of humour shone bright and undermined each of our attempts to take our Identity System too seriously!
His way of being was the core of his teaching.
We look forward to Being Here with him again.