Waking into Winter, with Jesse Cardin, Sensei

A One-Day Koan Meditation Retreat in San Antonio, Texas

Q: What is Zen?
A: Snow in a silver bowl

A way to describe meditation practice is that we just look inside, simply to discover what’s there. We see all manner of things mundane, strange, beautiful, and terrifying. If we are willing to look long enough, what meets us is a joy and clarity that comes forth effortlessly and from nowhere in particular.

I recently returned from the Pacific Northwest, not far south of the Canadian border.  There, snow is a regular occurrence at this time of year. It melts into puddles on the sidewalk and freezes into ice, but first it settles like feathers on top of even the smoothest of surfaces.  It stretches out like a luxurious, white blanket, making the world quiet, quiet. My mind turns inside out to hear it. Although it’s too warm for snow here in San Antonio right now, I think we will find some anyway.

Join Jesse Cardin, Sensei, for a day of meditation, teaching, and conversation. No previous experience with meditation necessary. Bring your own lunch and curiosity. Koans provided.

To register, please select the appropriate option below to be transferred for secure checkout:

PZI Non-Member ($40.00)
PZI Member ($35.00)

Please contact Jesse Cardin with any scholarship requests, questions, comments or concerns using the form at the bottom of this page or by emailing itsalivezen@gmail.com

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio
Beatrix Potter Room
7150 West I-10, San Antonio, TX 78213

Tentative Schedule
9:00 – 9:30 – Introduction
9:30 – 10:30 – Meditation
10:30 – 11:30 – Activity/Discussion
11:30 – 12:00 – Meditation
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 – Meditation
2:00 – 3:00 – Activity/Discussion
3:00 – 4:00 – Meditation and Closing Activity


Any Questions?



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