A 3-month practice period at Great Tree is a time to renew one’s commitment to personal and sangha meditation practice. Great Tree offers practice periods in sprng and fall each year.
To join the practice period you must contact Rev. Munnich and set up a time for dokusan (teacher-student interview) during which you will discuss the activities you will commit to attending during the period. These may include attending a study group, participating in scheduled meditations at Great Tree or another sitting group weekly, attending one or more sesshins during the period, or other options as determined during your conversation with Rev. Munnich. Practice periods begin and end with a Practice Period Tea usually at 7:30 pm on the evenings of the begin and end dates of the practice period except when noted.
For more information or to contact Rev. Munnich to sign up for a period, contact Great Tree at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-645-2085.
"…a practice period is the skin, flesh, bones and marrow, as well as the mind, consciousness, and body of the buddha ancestors. Practice period is the top of the head, the eye of the fist, the nostrils, and the buddha-nature circle drawn in the air, as well as the whisk, the wooden staff, the bamboo stick, and the sitting mat of buddha ancestors. Practice period is neither creating something new nor reusing something old."
Dogen, Treasury of the True Dharma Eye
Fall Practice Period
See our Calendar for more information
Fall Practice Period, a study of:
16 BodhisattvaPrecepts using commentary by Rev ShohakuOkumura
To sign up for the practice period contact Rev. Munnich before September 27th.
All participants asked to
Attend Practice Period Tea during first Wednesday of the session
Make a personal practice commitment
Commit to weekly meditation & study group; day (meeting time to be determined by participants.)
Attend Closing Tea date TBA
For more information or to sign up write to: email@example.com