Rooted in Wholeness: Contemplative Prayer and Mindfulness
March 8 – 10, 2019. Featuring the Rev. Ōshin Jennings, leader of No Barriers Zen in Washington, D.C.
How do we remove barriers to nurture our inner selves? This year’s Lenten Weekend invites participants to let go of their thinking and surrender to God’s wholeness through practices of meditation and contemplative prayer. Our keynote speaker is The Rev. Ōshin Jennings. Rev. Ōshin is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest, a trained psychotherapist, and multi-media artist. He is the first known Deaf Buddhist monk and leads No Barriers Zen, a meditation community based in Washington, DC. The aim of No Barriers Zen is to make meditation practice accessible to people of all abilities and disabilities.
This weekend is accessible to all Deaf, hearing, and ASL communities and is made possible in part by a grant from the Episcopal Conference of the Deaf (ECD).
Schedule of Events
Friday – March 8
7 – 9 pm: Introduction to Meditation by The Rev. Ōshin Jennings
Cushions and chairs will be available. Please feel free to bring your own meditation cushion.
Saturday – March 9
7 – 9 pm: Expanding Our Practice by The Rev. Ōshin Jennings
Sunday – March 10
9 am: Worship Service with Homily by The Rev. Ōshin Jennings
10 am: Adult Forum discussion “The Embodied Buddhist Journey” led by The Rev. Ōshin Jennings
12:30 pm: Lunch with Youth
2 pm: Interfaith Panel Discussion: How do different faith communities participate in meditation?
(panel members to be announced)
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