Off-grid​ for next 7 days.

I am just about to head off to sesshin for the next week and will be totally off-grid for the duration.

This will be my third consecutive year of attending a sesshin retreat.
I will, as they say, see you on the other side…..

“To preserve the silence within–amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens–no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.” ― Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

Oh, just in case you are wondering, this is what each days schedule looks like:

5.00Wake up
5.10 – 5.30Stretching and exercise
5.30 – 7.00Zazen
7.00 – 7.30Breakfast
7.30 – 9.00Work period/Break
9.00 – 10.30Zazen, dokusan
10.30 – 11.00Stretching, guided relaxation
11.00 – 11.30Zazen
11.30 – 12.00Lunch
12.00 – 1.30Work period/Break
1.30 – 2.00Zazen
2.00 – 2.45 Teisho
2.45 – 4.30Open practice
4.30 – 5.00Zazen
5.00 – 5.30 Dinner
5.30 – 7.00Work period/break
7.00 – 9.00Zazen, dokusan

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