On September 14th I’ll be attending my first retreat. It’s only a day long event, which I thought would be a good first retreat. It is going to be held by the Cape Cod Zen Center which follows the Kwan Um School of Zen, a Korean form of Zen founded by Zen master Seung Sahn. I am not necesarily a “member” or student of the school, it’s open to the public. I know the people that run the Cape Cod Zen Center, who are hosting the teacher that is coming. They used to host a small group of people I put together for bi-weekly sitting sessions.
Anyway, I guess there will be kong an interviews, etc. How many of you have any experiences with retreats? What should I expect? And upon meeting Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes), what is the proper “etiquette”?