Zen Master Pohwa, Sunim will be leading a 14 day retreat in Clarksville, Virginia (south central VA) from May 16 until May 30. Please mark your calendars if you are interested. It will be possible to attend for a few days or all 14, but more is always better because the power of a retreat is cumulative.
Email Tom Kreutzer to sign up.
The sitting meditation periods will be 40 minutes followed by a 10 minute walking meditation. The tentative schedule will be:
  • 5:00 AM wake up bell
  • 5:30-7:00 sit two periods
  • 7:00-9:00 breakfast
  • 9:00-11:20 sit three periods
  • 11:30-12:30 lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 work period 
  • 1:00-4:00 rest & free time
  • 4:00-5:30 sit two periods
  • 5:30-7:30 dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 sit two periods
  • 9:00 bed
Master Pohwa will give daily koan interviews to those who wish. He will often alter the afternoon schedule and take everyone on a hike or a boat ride and have meditation outside. In addition to his Tuesday night Dharma Talks (http://www.worldzen.org/dharmatalk01.php ) Master Pohwa may give talks during a meditation period or after meals.
For those of you who have been on previous lake retreats, take heart.  We have a new lake house that has 2-1/2 baths instead of one.
The suggested donation for groceries, toilet paper, and electricity is $5.00/day for students up to $20/day for big spenders. There will be a separate donation box for contributions to Sunim.
A two week retreat with a true Zen Master is a rare opportunity; please don’t miss it.