SILENT EVENING RETREAT
Practicing silence does not mean to abound only spoken words. Quite your inner stories too. Disengage in mind’s monologs, dialogs or movie shows. Just breathe. Stay without judgements even when the inner storms are scary and external sounds seam to disperse all over the mind. Don't hold to anything - not to feelings, not to thoughts, not to pain, not even to the breath.
Just let all go.
Where ever you go, always return to silence.
DATES: Every Monday, 19:15 - 20:15
COSTS: 25 CHF (members) / 35 CHF (non-members)
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Everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge is required. However, if you are not yet familiar with Hinotori's practice, contact Zendo for more detailed instructions.
No oral communication is allowed; enter and leave Zendo with Gassho
Minimize external impulses. Lower your eyes as you walk and focus on your breath
Be aware of everyone around you, without habitual worldly expressions
Don't keep your eyes locked to another person
Show respect to other practitioners by using non-verbal communication. Silence does not mean ignorance and isolation.
Be aware of every movement and harmonise with others
Let go of the judgments
Do not move during Zazen practice
Try to extend the effect of silence on your way home
Face anything that reveals in silence.
Contemplate your experience
If you want to talk about effects, arrange a meeting with the teacher while the experience is still fresh
19:00 - 19:10 arrival
19:15 - 19:45 zazen
19:45 - 19: 55 kinhin
19:55 - 20:15 zazen
20:15 - close