June 21-23 Earth-Witness Zen Camp
June 21-23 Earth-Witness Zen Camp

June 21-23 Earth-Witness Zen Camp

The shoreline of Lake Michigan as seen from the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness.

As part of its ongoing effort to blend traditional Zen practice with increased awareness of our current climate change and environmental crisis, Great Wave invites you to participate in its 2024 Earth-Witness Zen Camp in the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area. This special event will begin at 8:00 AM, Friday, June 21, and end late afternoon on Sunday, June 23. The camp will include traditional forms of Zen practice, such as zazen, teisho, and dokusan.  In addition, this event will also offer some instruction in mindful walking and wilderness skills.

The Earth-Witness Zen Camp is open to all, regardless of experience with Zen or backpacking.  However, please note that all participants must be

    • fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and
    • able to hike up to 2 miles with a backpack containing sufficient gear and food to sustain themselves in the wilderness.

The number of participants is limited to 10, so please register early with our Event Registration Form.  Once registered, you will receive detailed information to help you prepare for this wonderful practice opportunity.

Finally, you may to read a short essay on one previous member’s experience with the Earth-Witness Zen Camp.

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