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PRACTICE OF MEETING WITH THE TEACHER
ONE TO ONE MEETINGS:
Spiritual Direction

"Only those concerned with the great matter of life and death need enter here"
- traditional words at threshold to zendo

One-to-one meetings are available for those seeking to establish a meditation practice or seeking counsel for life issues as they relate to deepening and sustaining spiritual life. All sessions are 45 minutes in length and include meditation, tea, and dialogue. Experienced Zen students may request to meet in terms of their formal koan training if their primary teacher sees no issue with this, and the student arranges to arrive for a minimum of one hour of zazen prior to meeting with Sensei.

One-to-One sessions are considered "dana"---in the sense that the teachings are always freely given. Traditionally, offerings are made for these sessions, however, at a scale that roughly parallels other tradions that do Spiritual Direction, or the rate paid a non- religious counselor. (Usually between 70-100 per hour).

> Practice of the Water Mala Bowl
> Practice of Meditation
> Practice of Home Hermitage
> Practice of Meeting with the Teacher
> Practice of the 7 Daily Services
> Practice of Liturgy and Precepts

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