I don’t think we should allow it. Aren’t we suppose to preserve the truth taught to us by Christ, and any introduce foreign doctrines such as Zen is erroneous?
To me this is a issue. It’s have Catholicism depart from the Truth. Though I don’t think it wouldn’t. I do believe the Vatican need to clarify any issue concerning Asian Philosphily before heresy may develop out of it.
I also look at PDF. This is disturbing.
[quote=From the PDF file]What is Sesshin? It means to “touch the mind,” and is a traditional three– to eight–day silent retreat in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Sesshin is an opportunity to deepen one’s practice, strengthened by the presence of others doing the same. Participants practice alone and together, seek harmony between
body and mind, and between the individual and the group. In sesshin, participants are encouraged to do things together as one way to help each other realize this harmony. Each day of sesshin includes zazen, or seated focused awareness, kinhin, or walking meditation, silent meals, sutras, dokusan, or private interviews with the teacher, teisho, or talk given by the Roshi or
teacher, and samu, or work practice. There are four blocks of meditation: early morning, mid-morning, afternoon and evening.
There is a minimum of five minutes of kinhin in each block. Each participant has a daily work assignment as a way to bring meditation practice up off our cushions and into every-day life. Each participant is expected to fully participate in the daily cycle, unless prior arrangements have been made with the sesshin
Some info on the instructor:
F r. Pat Hawk Roshi is the guiding teacher for our sesshins, and resides at Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson. He is a Zen Master in The Diamond Sangha, a lay sangha founded in Hawaii in 1959 by Robert and Anne Aitken. The Diamond Sangha is an independent Zen lineage in the Harada-Yasutani tradition: a blending of the Rinzai and Soto schools of Zen. We** trace our lineage back to Hakuin Ekaku, the 18th centruy reformer of the Rinzai sect, and dogen Kigen, the 13th century founder**
There is nothing Christian about Zen. NONE. :mad:
of the Soto sect in Japan.