Monday, March 2, 2020 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Interfaith Chapel in Hogg Hall
Keith Wilson
This weekly 1.5 hour class is intended to give newcomers to meditation an opportunity to try it out for themselves, and experienced meditators an opportunity to deepen their practice in a group setting. Those new to meditation will be given instruction and support necessary to begin. The seated meditation (Zazen) is unguided (no words are spoken during meditation), with a focus on breath awareness. The walking meditation (Kinhin) consists of synchronized slow walking in a line while maintaining breath awareness.  The meditation periods are delineated by the sound of a small bowl gong. Sitting cushions are provided, and please wear loose fitting pants if you wish to sit on cushions on the floor. If you have a cushion of your own, feel free to bring it. Chairs will be provided for those who prefer to sit in a chair.  All are welcome to stay after if there are any questions regarding Zen practice.
Arrive by 5:30
10 minutes sitting posture instruction for people new to meditation, if needed
30 minutes seated meditation
15 minutes walking meditation/bathroom break
30 minutes seated meditation
10 minutes tea/snack
All are welcome to stay after if there are any questions.
Keith Wilson is a Zen Buddhist monk who trains with Kurt Spellmeyer, Kankan Roshi, director and teacher of Cold Mountain Zen based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Keith has practiced Zen meditation since 2004, ordaining in 2010 as an Unsui (Cloud-Water) monk in the Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism. Keith is authorized by Kankan Roshi to lead sitting groups in the Lehigh Valley as part of the Cold Mountain Zen organization. Keith resides in Easton, Pennsylvania and supports himself by working as a Chemical Engineer in the Environmental and Healthcare fields.
Sponsored by: 
Office of Religious & Spiritual Life

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Chaplain Alex Hendrickson