Appreciate Your Life with Manu Bazzano

Appreciate Your Life

A weekend Zen Retreat with Manu Bazzano

Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October 

A meditation retreat based on Dōgen Zenji’s genjo koan – the koan, or enigma of daily life.For Dōgen, practice and realization are one and the same thing.We do not practice Buddhism in order to achieve a special state of mind, but in order to clarify our lives and recognize our inherent Buddha nature.

No one can live your life except you. No one can live my life except me.You are responsible. I am responsible. But what is our life? What is our death? I encourage you. Please enjoy this wonderful life together. Appreciate the world: just this! There is nothing extra. Genuinely appreciate your life as the most precious treasure and take good care of it.
Taizan Maezumi Roshi

The retreat will be mainly in silence, with sitting and walking meditation, talks and open discussion. Manu will be offering private interviews for those who request them.

Manu Bazzano is an ordained Zen monk in Maezumi Roshi’s lineage, a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He is the author of several books, including Buddha is Dead: Nietzsche and the Dawn of European Zen (2006), Spectre of the Stranger (2012). He edited the forthcoming After Mindfulness:New Perspectives on Psychology and Meditation a collection of essays gathering the contribution of several contemporary Buddhist teachers.

Proposed schedule for the weekend:
 
Friday 4th
* Informal supper served upon arrival from 18:00
* 20:00 Zazen
  • 21:15 Four Vows
  • 22:00 Lights out

Saturday
 5th
  • 5:30 Wake up
  • 6:00 Zazen
  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Samu (Work)
  • 11:00 Zazen
  • 11:30 Talk
  • 12:30 Zazen
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rest
  • 16:00 Zazen
  • 17:00 Exercise
  • 18:00 Supper
  • 19:30 Zazen
  • 21:15 Four Vows
  • 22:00 Lights out

Sunday 6th: 
As Saturday, ending with lunch

 

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