Thursday, June 30, 2011

Open Gate Summer Sesshin

This year's Open Gate Summer Sesshin and Ordination will take place on the weekend of July 23rd and 24th. We are honored to add three new members to our order; George Walczak, Ron Brickey and Matt Lawther. George comes to us from California, Ron hails for the Washington DC area, while Matt will be joining us (live and in person) from Erina (near Sydney), Australia  where he is Director of the Central Coast Zen Centre. Additionally, as a visiting teacher Matt will giving the Saturday evening Dharma Talk.  
Everyone is encouraged to at least come for the ordination ceremony to meet and welcome George, Ron and Matt into the order. The ceremony will take place after our traditional Saturday morning meditation and informal breakfast. Samu will begin immediately after breakfast and ordination will be conducted before the midday meal. Otherwise, we will be following our traditional sesshin schedule and etiquette.

For those who would like more information about this sesshin or the ordination, please feel free to contact Miles by e-mail  at A full schedule will be included in a future posting.