♦ Upcoming Special Events♦
Below is a calendar listing of our special events and retreats only. See our calendar page for a full list of daily and monthly activities.
You can click on the event below or go directly to our online events registration application for registration or RSVP information. Registration for most events opens 3 months prior to the event. If you do not see the event you are looking for listed, call us at 828-645-2085 for more information.
If you are new to Zen practice or want to learn more about Soto Zen tradition as practiced at Great Tree this is an opportunity to experience the 3 pillars of meditation, study and work practice.
A special Zen retreat for men only led by Rev. Shugen Chris Sheehey and Foster Shugan de la Houssaye. Silent mediation periods, gentle yoga and the opportunity to share in a council of men.
Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich and Autumn Woodward For ages 12-15. Teens are encouraged to embrace and explore their spiritual selves through deep listening, sharing, creative activities and discussion.
Learn therapeutic yoga applications to help manage chronic disease and daily stress.
An exploration of Thoreau’s legacy with periods of meditation, observation of nature and select readings led by Randal Daigu Pride.
Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich. Traditional monthly Soto Zen sesshin. Exploring the bodhisattva precepts.
Celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha and the coming of spring. We decorate the altars with spring blooms, bathe a statue of the baby Buddah and enjoy a potluck meal together. Fun for all family members.
Led by Master of the Ichiyo school of ikebana Norma Bradley. A long-time student of Thich Nhat Hanh, Norma will guide the class in meditation and the art of traditional Japanese flower arrangement. Young people are welcome.
Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich
Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich and Meredith Myoun McIntosh. Zen meditation and instruction in Alexander Technique. For more information see the Southern Dharma Retreat Center website.
Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich. What is meant by “emptiness” (sunyata)? How is this teaching relevant in the 21st century?
For children ages 7 and older. This retreat includes meditation, chanting, working and playing together. Children will have the opportunity to learn to participate in temple ritual, serve formal tea and other forms of gentle meditation practice. Arts & crafts, outdoor play, nature and friendship.
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