One-day Recovery Retreat
with Rev. Shogen Chris Sheehey
July 23, 2017 10am-4pm
This workshop will provide basic instruction on some common forms of prayer and meditation to enable those participating in 12-step programs to access the 11th step: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him. The following meditation practices will be explored: silent sitting meditation (zazen), guided meditation, vipasanna, body scanning, tonglen, mantra practice, yoga and centering prayer.
A light vegetarian lunch will be served. Participants are invited but not required to bring a side dish to share.
Rev. Shogen Chris Sheehey has been a student of Rev. Teijo Munnich since 1997. He took Bodhisattva vows with Teijo in 2001 and monk vows in 2013. He has lived in Paris France since 2005 where he sits and does sesshin with teachers in the lineage of Deshimaru and Maezumi. He has also done sesshin with Rev. Shohaku Okumura. Chris began meditation at age 16 when he was introduced to several forms of meditation including Ignation prayer as a student in an all-male Jesuit high school. Chris was first exposed to Zen Buddhism when he lived in Japan in 1987 and travelled in southeast asia in 1988. He began searching for a zen teacher in 1991 and began sitting with the Charlotte Zen Meditation Society in 1996 where he met Teijo.