Retreats

One Day Meditation Workshop
Saturday, July 19th
Join us for a day of Zen Mindfulness meditation. We begin at 8 am and alternate with sitting and walking meditation, yoga, breaks and interviews with Sensei Al Rapaport and Assist. Teacher Laurie Lyons. No experience is necessary – instruction will be given to beginners.
When: Saturday July 19th, 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Open Mind Zen Center, 878 Sarno Rd, Melbourne
Cost: $25 OMZ members/ $35 non members
Breath of Bliss Workshop
Saturday August 9th
The ancients called it prana – we now know it is the oxygen molecule: totally essential to our lives, but due to stress, anxiety and increased carbon in our atmosphere we often don’t get enough of it.  Learn how the ancient yogic teachings on chakra energy centers and the breath parallels modern scientific discoveries regarding oxygen and our nervous system. You’ll practice a simple but powerful breathing exercise that often leads to increased clarity, relaxation and bliss. No experience is necessary!
Led by Sensei Al Rapaport, an authorized Zen Teacher and Certified Breathwork Facilitator who has worked with this technique for over 20 years.
When: Saturday,Aug. 19th, 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Open Mind Zen Center, 878 Sarno Rd, Melbourne, FL
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door (Paypal, check or major credit card)

Zen Residential Meditation Retreat

Unlocking the Mystery of the Zen Koan

November 7 – 9, 2014 at Kashi Ashram, Sebastian, Florida

Zen koans, or teaching stories, are often viewed as paradoxical and illogical. But, that’s precisely why they are so valuable, as they help us access the wholistic part of the Self. This retreat will employ group dialogue on classical Zen koans, focusing on how this ancient and amazing meditation technique can be used to help transform your work, relationships and spiritual practice. Includes a daily yoga class and silent meditation. No prior experience with either meditation or koan practice is necessary. Led by Sensei Al Rapaport, an authorized Zen Teacher and Koan Teacher with over 40 years of experience.

Donation (includes all meals): $275 Dorm Room (5 beds per room); $295 Semi Private (2 per room); $350 Private. Day attendance without lodging but including 3 meals: $95

Where/When: Kashi Ashram, Roseland Rd, Sebastian Florida. Begins 3 pm Friday, 11/7, until 5 pm Sunday, 11/9.