Friday, September 30, 2016

October 22, 2016 Silent Meditation Retreat

  1.  One Day Silent Meditation Retreat
  2.  Saturday October 22, 2016
  3. Deep Creek Community Center
  4. 3223 Deep Creek Road
  5. 10 minutes outside Manhattan KS
    Join us for a one day retreat in the beautiful Flint Hills. 
    We will gather at 7:30 am for breakfast, set up the space and begin practice at 9:00 am. Please bring a sack lunch, or if you prefer a vegetarian dish to share. Consuting Interviews will be provided by a Senior Dharma Teacher. Wear loose comfortable clothing, which covers your knees and shoulders (no shorts). Please RSVP on our Facebook page, our Meet Up site or e mail tallgrasszen @ yahoo.com so that we will have enough mats and cushions. One can also sit in a chair. 
    Suggested donation $20.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Meditation Retreat with Zen Master Ji Haeng



Weekend Meditation Retreat 
with Zen Master Ji Haeng

June 10-12, 2016

Deep Creek Community Center 
3223 Deep Creek Road
Manhttan, Kansas 

Join us for a weekend of meditation in the Flint Hills with a community of practitioners dedicated to the path of finding our true selves and helping this world. Beginners welcome. Vegetarian meals provided. Private interview with Zen Master Ji Haeng.  

Informal light supper and social time 5:30 pm
Dharma Talk Friday evening 7 pm. 

Retreat runs from Saturday 5:45 am through Sunday 12:00 pm.
Entry times Saturday 5;45 am, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm.

Entire retreat $100; Saturday $50. Scholarships and work exchange available. Camping is permitted on site at Deep Creek Communtiy Center. To register contact us through our Tallgrass Zen Meet Up site or e mail tallgrasszen @ yahoo.com. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

One Day Silent Meditation Retreat

Deep Creek Community Center 

Deep Creek Community Center is in the Flint Hills just 10 minutes outside Manhattan, KS. Join us at 7:30 am for breakfast, help set up the space and begin practice at 9:00 am. Please bring a sack lunch, or if you prefer a vegetarian dish to share. Consuting Interviews will be provided by Senior Dharma Teacher, Margaret Wheeler. Wear loose comfortable clothing, which covers your knees and shoulders (no shorts). Meditation mats, cushions and chairs provided. Please RSVP on our Facebook page, our Meet Up site or e mail tallgrasszen @ yahoo.com. Suggested donation $20.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tallgrass Zen Center One Day Retreat
Deep Creek Community Center

Join us for a one day retreat in the beautiful Flint Hills. Retreat is at Deep Creek Community Center, just 10 minutes outside Manhattan, KS. We will gather at 7:30 am for breakfast, set up the space and begin practice at 9:00 am. Please bring a sack lunch, or if you prefer a vegetarian dish to share. Consuting Interviews will be provided by a Senior Dharma Teacher. Wear loose comfortable clothing, which covers your knees and shoulders (no shorts). Please RSVP on our Facebook page, our Meet Up site or e mail tallgrasszen @ yahoo.com so that we will have enough mats and cushions. One can also sit in a chair.


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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Your lucky day!

Have you been thinking, "you know, I really should learn to  meditate"? Have you every thought, "maybe I should check out Tallgrass Zen Center." Well, today's your lucky day: we will be practicing from 3-4:30 in the Solar Addition of the UFM in Manhattan, KS. There's plenty of free parking in the back, and Margaret and I will help you to understand what's going on and why we're doing it. Christina

Saturday, May 23, 2015

What I learned from my brother

His liver collapsed in May or June of last year, out of the blue. He was acutely ill for about two months. He stabilized but never recovered. He was not in pain but as the toxins built up in his body, he grew weaker and weaker. The bilirubin caused his skin to itch. Nothing relieved the itching which only grew worse as the days and weeks passed. He died three months ago, on February 22.

My brother meditated for thirty years, every day or almost every day, an hour in the morning, an hour at night. One time, when I was visiting him, about two months before he died, I tried to get him to meditate because I thought it would help stabilize his mind, help him to accept what was happening to his body. My gentle pressure--just five minutes, Rick--caused him so much distress--I can't, he said, I can't--he was almost whimpering--that I never asked again.

Later he he said, "an advanced student would be able to meditate through this. I guess I'm not an advanced student."

But those years on the cushion were not wasted. Rick was frequently sweet. He smiled a lot. He was grateful for every small kindness. And when his grief, anger and disappointed overwhelmed him and came flooding out, he self-corrected quickly, found his balance.

Death comes to us all. It does not care about your plans or aspirations. It is a violent, often painful disruption of bodily integrity, of familial, and social bonds. It can be resisted, never defeated. And nothing can help you except a steadfast spiritual practice. Not your good diet, exercise, hard work, success, family or friends. Only practice. So pick a practice and never stop. And if you find that you have lapsed, start again, and vow to never stop.

Christina Hauck
Abbot, Tallgrass Zen Center








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Monday, May 18, 2015

Retreat Poem

Retreat Poem

Listening all morning
Bird song and wind
Trees waving their arms

Thoughts roll through like thunder
Like horses galloping along the crest of a hill
Like bulldozers, like artillery shells, like . . .

Is that a cow or a bullfrog?

KATZ!

Wind shakes last night's rain from the trees.

--Christina Hauck, with gratitude


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Location:Christ's Peace Retreat Center, KS