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Sitting in the Light of Buddha’s Wisdom ~ One-day Retreat Led by Rev. So’on Jim Hare

October 7, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Each and every thing is equally illumined in the light of Buddha’s wisdom. So, there is no wisdom to get ahold of. Just sitting is enough.

In the second chapter of the Flower Adornment Sutra, the Buddha responds to a set of questions from his followers by emitting rays of light in every direction. This kind of awesome, magical display seems far from the precincts of grounded Zen practice, yet it may have something to teach us.

This one-day retreat will consist of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation and a Dharma talk. The retreat will be led by So’on Jim Hare, practice leader at Valley Streams Zen. Please bring a bag lunch. If this will be your first one-day retreat with us, please send a message to to introduce yourself.

A donation (Dana) of between $20 and $60 is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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October 7, 2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sacramento Dharma Center
3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Valley Streams Zen Sangha
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