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Anjin Sesshin: Entering the Silence

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Anjin Sesshin: Entering the Silence

Time: July 4, 2011 at 9am to July 8, 2011 at 5pm
Location: Amida France
City/Town: Bessais le Fromental, Cher
Phone: 0116.2867476
Event Type: retreat
Organized By: Dharmavidya
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2011

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It has become our custom to begin the summer programme in France with an intensive retreat in the first week of July. Sesshin is a time to focus upon the heart. The retreat involves extended periods of silent reflection, relinquishing the noise of our habitual life. An Amidist sesshin is fundamentally about love and devotion. There is no difference here between meditation and comtemplative prayer. The practice is to sit in the presence of the sacred, enter the mystery of silence and experience a place of immediacy and mystical vastness that puts ordinary life into a new and saner perspective. It may lead to insights and an enhanced and pervasive deep tranquility. It is sometimes hard work overcoming the habitual flurry of the mind and practice together in a group sustains us giving us the chance to touch something greater than ourselves.

This sesshin is part of a set of five sesshin. We hope that you will want to attend all five at least once. This is an excellent way to deepen practice. It is especially important for candidates for ordination, yet is open to any interested serious practitioner.

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Comment by Bob Chisholm on June 17, 2011 at 22:21

Hi Dharmavidya,

I regret that family obligations will prevent me from attending this event. Maybe next year!

Bob

Comment by Satyavani Robyn on April 11, 2011 at 10:35
Sorry we won't see you there Katrien maybe another year!
Comment by Katrien Sercu on February 19, 2011 at 10:27
There are so many possibilities in Amida France in summer! So I looked to them all and, as I have to make a choice, I choose for a combination between contact and movement, as practice is always part of the whole in an Amidaweek. So, i have to /i chhose to cancel the Sesshinweek,what is regrettable too....Namo Amida Bu.

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