Spring 2018 Southern Virginia Retreat

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, to Friday, May 25, 2018

Email Tom Kreutzer to sign up.

View out back
View out back of house

Dear Friends,

A 30 day retreat with a true Zen Master is a rare treasure.

Zen Master Pohwa, Sunim will be leading a 30 day retreat in Clarksville, Virginia (south central VA) from April 25 until May 25, 2018. Please mark your calendars if you are interested. It will be possible to attend for a few days or all 30, but more is always better because the power of a retreat is cumulative.

The sitting meditation periods will be 40 minutes followed by a 10 minute walking meditation. The tentative schedule will be:

5:00 AM wake up bell
5:30-7:00 sit two periods
7:00-9:00 breakfast
9:00-11:20 sit three periods
11:30-1:00 lunch
1:00-4:00 rest & free time or optional work period (emphasis on optional)
4:00-5:30 sit two periods
5:30-7:30 dinner
7:30-9:00 sit two periods
9:00 bed

Master Pohwa will give daily koan interviews to those who wish to have them. You can find the first koan here: Mt. Sumeru.

He will often alter the afternoon schedule and take everyone on a hike and have meditation outside. In addition to his Tuesday night Dharma Talks Master Pohwa may give talks during a meditation period.

For those of you who have been on previous lake retreats, take heart. We have a new lake house that has 2-1/2 baths instead of one.

Front of house
Front of house

Living room
Living room

The suggested donation for groceries, toilet paper, electricity, etc. is $5.00/day for students and up to $25/day for big spenders.

Although we will have a few extra meditation cushions, if you have your own please bring them. We have seven extra beds and a lot of floor space so you should plan on bringing an air mattress and a sleeping bag just in case we fill up. Also please bring a towel and wash cloth. There is a washer and dryer at the house which you will be free to use. If you prefer to sit in a chair we will have plenty.

If you plan on attending, please let me know on which dates you will be there.

Master Pohwa is a wonderful, welcoming and powerful teacher. Take hold of your life and attend. I assure you that it will be worthwhile.

- Tom Kreutzer