Half-Day Retreat with Ken Kessel, JDPSN





Our Guiding Teacher, Ken Kessel JDPSN, will be leading a half-day, informal retreat on Thursday, August 27th from 3pm until 9pm.  If you are a beginner or newcomer, please arrive between 2:00 – 2:30pm for a brief introduction to Zen meditation, practice, and retreats.  The event will be held at the Gainesville Retreat Center (Directions).

This is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions you may have, whether you are a newcomer or experienced practitioner.  If you’ve had a desire to return to practice, this would also be a great chance to jump back in.

Please feel free to come and go as necessary.  If you arrive during a sitting meditation period, please wait to enter the Dharma room until a walking meditation period has begun.  Meditation will include 25-minutes of sitting Zen, interspersed with 10-minute walking periods.


3pm – 5:15pm
Chanting / Sitting Zen
5:15pm – 6:00pm
Social dinner
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Dharma Talk / Q&A Discussion
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sitting Zen / Closing Chanting

Vegetarian dinner, tea, and snacks provided.

No cost for attendance, but donations to the Gainesville Retreat Center or the Gateless Gate Zen Center are appreciated.

Contact us at gateless.gate.zen.center@gmail.com or 803-260-7077 (call or text), if you have any questions at all.