Calendar & Practice

Opening Work Weekend April 6 & 7

After 4 months of being “closed” we’ll open with zazen in the morning (Saturday & Sunday), breakfast together (Saturday and Sunday) and we’ll work from 9-noon (Saturday and Sunday), have lunch together (Saturday & Sunday) and on Saturday continue with work from 2-5. On Saturday evening we’ll eat together, sit and hang around the table and chat. There will be dokusan and/or interviews Saturday & Sunday morning for those who want…

There is no cost for the weekend but we’d appreciate it if you would register (on our website) so we can buy the appropriate amount of food. Extra merit is given to those who bring a friend & car-pool!

Feel free to arrive Friday evening, we’ll have bread, cheese, fruit and soup out for an informal meal at whatever time(s) you arrive.
Please check the Mountain Lamp website for a registration and directions.
 

Sati Retreats

During SATI 2019 summer retreats, we will practice and deepen our understanding of three sutras important in Buddhist practice. These retreats will be led by teachers and apprentice teachers in the Plum Village tradition who have been co-leading retreats at Mountain Lamp for the past two years.

In order to facilitate practice and settle the mind, Sati Retreats at Mountain Lamp are conducted wholly in friendly noble silence. In addition to walking meditation outdoors, Dharma Talks, and communal meals, we have periods of sitting and indoor walking meditation throughout the day. On retreat, we commit to participating in the full schedule in order to support each other in practice.

 

The Four Virtues of a Bodhisattva, led by Suzanne Cooper & Alexa Singer Telles

In this silent retreat in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, we will study and practice with the poetic words of the great Japanese Zen Master, Dogen Kigan in “The Four Virtues of a Bodhisattva.” “Giving, kind speech, beneficial action, and cooperation” are the virtues, and they are presented in both direct and indirect language, so that the student is not caught in categorizing what cannot be intellectually understood. With an open heart, right effort develops as we simply return to our practice; in this way a door may open and reveal the mystery of both our practice and our lives.
22 - 27 May
The Way of the Bodhisattva, led by Eileen Kiera

28 July - 4 August
On Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone, led by Sheila Canal & Kate Marchevskova

28 August - 2 September

Quiet Days of Practice

Quiet Days of Practice last from 10:00am to 4:00pm and include sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma Talk, and a formal lunch (potluck).  Led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen Kiera.

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen KieraMarch 30
Quiet Day of Practice, led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen KieraJune 8
Quiet Day of Practice, led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen KieraSeptember 28

Sesshin & Zazenkai with Jack Duffy

Zazenkai in Seattle, with Jack Duffy, Hosted by Three Treasures Sangha9 - 10 February ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )
Zazenkai in Spokane, with Jack Duffy7 - 10 March
Sesshin, with Jack Duffy, hosted by Three Treasures Sangha13 - 20 April ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )
Great Vow Retreat (Jukai Ceremony), with Jack Duffy18 - 21 July
Sesshin, with Jack Duffy, hosted by Three Treasures Sangha7 - 14 September ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )
Zazenkai in Seattle, with Jack Duffy, Hosted by Three Treasures Sangha9 - 10 November ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )