Public Title
John Tarrant: The Journey To Awakening: Meditating with Zen Stories and Myths

Journey To Awakening: Meditating with Zen Stories and Myths

The spiritual path is full of stories of the journey to awakening, of dark nights and great discoveries. The Zen idea was that even hearing the stories of the journey can change your life.
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The old Zen teachers thought awakening is the moment that changes everything—The Buddha looked up and saw the morning star and a gate opened in his heart. The spiritual path is full of stories of the journey to awakening, of dark nights and great discoveries. The Zen idea was that even hearing such stories makes gates open for you. The stories are called koans.

Making yourself available to awakening depends on the confidence and freedom that comes from knowing who you really are. Mainly it depends on being willing to rest in uncertainty and let the koan stories of thousands of ancestors keep you company. Meditation is usually about not trying so hard and trusting the universe to work things out. You can’t break a koan and you can’t do it wrong, but if you keep company with the stories, you find that your thinking changes and you are always welcome in your own life.

This retreat will involve sitting meditation, walking meditation, teachings, and conversations.


Teacher:

John Tarrant is a Zen Roshi who has developed new methods of teaching people with no experience of Zen or even meditation. He also holds a PhD in Psychology and spent many years practicing Jungian dream work. John founded and directs Pacific Zen Institute, devoted to koan meditation and the arts. His books include Bring me the Rhinoceros & Other Zen Koans that will Save Your Life and The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul & The Spiritual Life. 
 
When
8/28/2020 3:00 PM - 8/30/2020 2:00 PM
Where
Garrison Institute 14 Mary's Way, Route 9D Garrison, NY 10524

Pricing Information

Registration OptionFee
Commuter Rate (no bedroom)$430.00
Dorm Room$500.00
Double Room$530.00
Single Room$590.00
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Late Registration Fee

Online registration for this event will close the day before the start of the retreat. Late registrations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis; there is a $50 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy

This policy applies only to retreats for which Garrison Institute collected registration fees directly from guests. For cancellations made at least a week in advance of the start of the retreat, we assess a $65 cancellation fee. For cancellations made within a week of the event, in addition to the $65 processing fee, we will assess a fee of $40 per day for the length of the retreat to cover our direct costs for food, which will have already been ordered. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made after 4pm the day before the start of a retreat.

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