“In stillness mind and object merge.“
Dogen Zenji, Zen Master, Japan, 13th century
Introductory Lecture on Zen: Friday, October 6, 7-10p.m.
Retreat Saturday & Sunday, October 7-8, 11a.m–6.p.m.
Friday evening: Introduction into Zen Meditation: free
Saturday & Sunday: Zazen, dharma talks, private conversations with teacher: 40€ both days or 25€ / day
You can attend parts of the retreat.
Financial assistance & scholarships available.
Location: NYSY Studios, Nikis 25, Syntagma, Athens 10557
Questions & registration: [email protected]
This retreat is open for everyone: people with or without meditation experience.
Bernd Bender has practiced Zen since 1987. He went to California in 1994 to continue his studies at San Francisco Zen Center. Bernd received Dharma transmission (authorization to teach) and is a lineage holder in the Zen tradition. In 2012 he moved to Berlin and opened Akazienzendo, a place for a contemporary expression of Zen (www.akazienzendo.de/en). Since 2014 he has also been teaching at Zen Center Athens (http://www.zencenterathens. com/). While continuing to teach at Zen Center Athens, Bernd will also conduct additional retreats for people who are interested in practicing with him on a regular basis.