MEDITATION

 

June 9. 2019

Peacemakers Finland hosts meetings for meditation and services three times a week at our Peacemaker Zendo in Helsinki (next to Sörnäinen metro station). When the weather allows, we will sit outside in the nearby park. No previous experience is needed. We begin with a short introduction to zazen (sitting meditation) for beginners. The kind of zazen we practice is formless meditation used in Japanese Soto Zen tradition. 
Donation: €5 (optional)

Address: Hämeentie 27, Helsinki

Peacemakers Finland connects ancient contemplative teachings and practices with social action, nature and the Earth. Our intention is to support activistfrom various fields of action with contemplative practices, which can serve activists to deal with their tremendous tasks. We engage with practices to help us develop clarity, compassion, and courage, which are all needed to face our personal past, social challenges and humanity’s greatest challenge ever — the ecological crisis. Both individual and collective transformation are needed: meditation overcomes the delusion of separation that is at the root of individual and societal suffering, and practicing in nature deepens our understand of non-duality to encompass the earth, inspiring us to work for its healing as our own.

Special Workshops and Retreats during Spring Term 2019 

May 14. – 16.      Clown Workshop “Sacred Mischief” lead by Moshe Cohen at Pitäjänmäki Church 

June 30.             Art Workshop “Art and Seeing with by Frank De Waele Roshi

July 1.                   Liturgy workshop with Frank De Waele Roshi

July 2. – 5.          Bearing Witness Retreat to Civil War Prison Camps lead by Frank De Waele Roshi

Zen meditation is always held at Peacemaker Zendo (Hämeentie 27, Helsinki). Meeting at the gate outside 5 minutes before beginning. When the weather allows, we will sit outside in the nearby park.

We are currently on summer break from hosted meditations. We will begin with a new schedule in August 2019!

 

Eihei Dogen

“If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”

 

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