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The Mother of All Buddhas and Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday: One-day Retreat led by Rev. Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah (In Person)

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$10.00 – $60.00

Prajna Paramita, the mother of all Buddhas, invites us to participate in the continual birthing of living spiritual energy in each moment.

Come, put aside all worldly affairs, sit zazen and walk together in community. We will touch the ground of Mother Earth, open our heart/minds to the spiritual energy ready to penetrate and awaken our love for all living beings. Our expressions will spontaneously arise in each moment. These potentials do not arise from our self-effort. The awakening of the Wisdom Body comes by itself.  We will rest, open, listen, and receive.

There is a power which you cannot grasp with your rational mind. It operates freely, according to the situation, in a more natural way. At the same time, this power functions in our lives to clarify and settle activities and is beneficial to all living beings. ~ Eihei Dogen

In the afternoon, we will enter the Ceremony of Bathing the Baby Buddha – celebrating the Birth of our Buddha nature arising from the Baby Buddha.  If you can only sit half the day, please arrive at 1:30 p.m., to sit the afternoon periods and participate in the ceremony at the end of the day.

If you are new to this practice, please email, and we will arrange an introduction to zazen at the beginning of the day.

Please bring a bag lunch.


April 6
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$10.00 – $60.00
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Valley Streams Zen Sangha
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Sacramento Dharma Center
3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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