After One Day Retreat, No Regret

One of the things that makes Kwan Um School of Zen so great,  is sitting retreats and having interviews with our teachers. Yesterday at PZC we had the privilege to sit a one day retreat with Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton).  It consisted of sitting and walking meditation from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm followed by an informal meal. Robin ran a smooth retreat as Head Dharma Teacher, I heard many people comment on how quickly time seem to pass.  Tam was our Moktak Master as we chanted the Heart Sutra in English and the Great Dharani. A highlight and surprise to this retreat was a impromptu period of walking meditation outside led by Zen Master Bon Haeng.  It was a beautiful day as we walked “as one” past two geese, the pond, the monastery, people sleeping in a field… 🙂


Here is a video of Zen Master Bon Haeng as he answers a student’s question about regret by recounting a story about the late Su Bong Sunim, a much beloved monk who was a former resident of the Cambridge Zen Center.

2 Replies to "After One Day Retreat, No Regret"

  • Robin Hoffman
    03/21/2011 (12:10 pm)

    Jeff, Thanks so much for your blog. I was very nervous to be the HDT for the first time, but trying new things is the only way to learn! I was happy at the end that all went well and a big Thank You to Tam for all her help and support!

    • jeff
      03/22/2011 (2:14 am)

      You’re welcome and well done! _/|\_