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Spring Sesshin 2020 on Zoom

Please join us for this 5 1/2 day silent meditation retreat together at home. Days include traditional Zen practice forms – zazen, service, walking meditation, mindful work, meals and rest as well as dharma talks and meetings with the teachers. Schedule balances online and offline activities so participants are supported in the community while having the ability to modify zazen periods at home. Retreat is a joint sangha event with Empty Field Zen West and Sangha Jewel Zen Center.

While attending the entire retreat is encouraged, participants are able to register for individual days as long as they are able to be present from 6 AM to 9 PM.

Sample Daily Schedule (Tue-Sat)

6-7:30 a.m.        Zazen [begin online]

7:30-8                 Service [online]

8-9                      Breakfast [begin online]

9-10:30               Samu [Begin online]

10:30-Noon        Zazen  [begin online]

Noon                    Lunch & Rest [begin online]

1:30 – 3 p.m.       Zazen or Exercise [begin online]

3:30 – 4:00        Daisan Breakout Groups or Sanzen [online]

4:00-5:30            Zazen  [on own]

5:30-7:00            Dinner [begin online]

7:00-9:00           Zazen [Includes Dharma talk]

Retreat and Event Registration


To register for a retreat or event, please fill out the below form. Most retreats are open to beginners, but some may not be suitable for those with particular limitations. Feel free to contact us via the question form on the right if you have questions whether a particular retreat is a good fit for your level of experience. You may also use the form to ask any additional questions you may need answered.

Registration Form


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