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Seon Practice Service – Celebration of the Awakening of Siddhartha Gautama
December 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Seon (Zen) Practice Services are held each Sunday from 9:00am-11:00am at the Historic Axe Factory building in Collinsville, Connecticut. For those new to Seon practice, please arrive at 8:30am for a brief introduction to the forms, which include chanting, bowing, sitting and walking meditation.
After having studied with ascetics, Siddhartha Gautama sat 49 days of meditation and at the age of 35, he is said to have attained Enlightenment, and became known as the Buddha or “Awakened One”. He realized complete insight into the Four Noble Truths, thereby attaining liberation from samsara, the endless cycle of rebirth, suffering and death. This Sunday we commemorate this important event.