1 Day Zen Retreat October 19th

Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 1 day retreat Saturday, October 19th. 1 day retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form
To see the schedule and fee click here

3 Day Zen Retreat September 20th - 22nd

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, September 20th through Sunday, September 22nd. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

1 Day Zen Retreat April 27th

Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 1 day retreat Saturday, April 27th. 1 day retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form
To see the schedule and fee click here

3 Day Zen Retreat January 25th - 27th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, January 25th through Sunday, January 27th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Holiday Practice Schedule

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Below are adjustments to our usual practice schedule

 Monday, December 24th

Morning: 6:15am  - 7:30am
Evening: No Practice

Tuesday, December 25th

Morning: 6:15am  - 7:30am
Evening: No Practice

Wednesday, December 26th
Morning: 6:15am  - 7:30am
Evening: No Practice

Monday, December 31st

Morning: 6:15am  - 7:30am
Evening: No Practice

Tuesday, January 1st

Morning: 6:15am  - 7:30am
Evening: No Practice


Have a clear holiday!

1 Day Zen Retreat December 15

Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 1 day retreat Saturday, December 15th. 1 day retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form
To see the schedule and fee click here

3 Day Zen Retreat November 16th - 18th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, November 16th through Sunday, November 18th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

[CANCELED] 1 Day Zen Retreat October 20th

Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 1 day retreat Saturday, October 20th. 1 day retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

3 Day Zen Retreat/Precepts Ceremony September 14th - 16th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, July 20th through Sunday, June 22nd. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

 

Precepts Ceremony Info

We are also having a precepts ceremony on Sunday, September 16th at 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you do not sit the retreat. Please come and join us!

3 Day Zen Retreat July 20th - 22nd

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, July 20th through Sunday, June 22nd. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

1 Day Zen Retreat June 16

Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 1 day retreat Saturday, June 16th. 1 day retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form
To see the schedule and fee click here

3 Day Zen Retreat May 18th - 20th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 30th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Soeng Hyang. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

1 Day Zen Retreat April 21st

Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 1 day retreat Saturday, April 21st. 1 day retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn, JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

 

To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form
To see the schedule and fee click here

3 Day Zen Retreat January 26th - 28th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, January 26th through Sunday, January 28th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

New Year Message from Zen Master Bon Soeng

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Dear Sangha,

Right now is the New Year. Welcome!

It is Kyol Che time all over the world. In Providence, Warsaw, Hong Kong and Mu Sang Sa members and friends of the Kwan Um School of Zen are renewing their practice vows and delving into the great question of life and death. At Empty Gate we mark this deepening of practice with Heart Kyol Che, which is a time to increase and deepen our formal practice for the 3 month period of Kyol Che. We will be offering two retreats during the next 3 months. January  26-28 Jason Quinn, JDPSN, will lead a 3 day retreat and February 23-March 3 we will hold our annual 8 day retreat led by Zen Master Bon Song. We encourage all of us to commit to deepening our practice during these winter months and coming to the Zen Center for practice, talks, and retreats, in order to support each other in this work.

As part of the Kyol Che season, we ask Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers in Training to offer a Wednesday night talk. This year we ask that you tell a story from your life that illustrates practice in action for you. Talk about how practice manifests specifically for you. You can sign up for these talks with our Dharma Talk coordinator Gary Sprague at gary.sprague@gmail.com.

You all are an integral part of our Empty Gate Zen Center family. May we together fulfill our Great Vows by getting to the root of our nature and helping this world in our own particular way.

Kwan Sae Um Bosal,
Bon Soeng

1 Day Zen Retreat December 16th

Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 1 day retreat Saturday, December, 16th. 1 day retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

1 Day Zen Retreat October 21st

Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 1 day retreat Saturday, October 21st. 1 day retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn, JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat/Precepts Ceremony Sept. 15-17

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Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with guiding teacher Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Precepts Ceremony 

We are also having a precepts ceremony on Sunday, September 17th at 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you do no sit the retreat. Please come join us!

2 Day Work Retreat August 19 - 20

Please join us for our annual 2 day work retreat Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th from 9:30am to 4:30pm each day (there will be no morning or evening practice on either day). 

Feel free to come any time, but please stay for at least 1 hour. Registration is not necessary, and there will be free lunch! It is a wonderful way to help the Zen Center and talk with the other practitioners (work retreats are not silent). 

Work might consist of painting, carpentry, yard work, cleaning, etc. so please bring work clothes.

3 Day Zen Retreat July 14th - 16th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form