Sesshin means “touching the heart-mind.” It is a cornerstone of Zen practice. Sesshin is an intensive practice period offering an opportunity to experience your essential nature. At our annual summer silent retreat, we will practice zazen together under the guidance of NYZCCC teachers Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, their teacher, Sensei Dorothy Dai-En Friedman, and Guest Teacher Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma.
We can learn the tools to help us make a difference in how our inner awareness and changes in our relationship with the world around us can support the cultivation of well-being in our lives. This gathering of scientists, clinicians, contemplative practitioners, ecological activists and others engaging in direct conversations about how to harness the human capacity to alter cultural evolution for wise action has never been more timely than right now.