Spring Sesshin: Four-day Online Retreat, March 23-26
Spring Online Retreat: March 23-26
led by Valerie Forstman
Join us online for four days of ordinary miracles with Zen practice led by Valerie Forstman.
Participants from all over the globe attend our online retreats. If you have never participated in one of our online multi-day retreats, please consider joining us. We create a remarkably intimate sense of community practice and inter-connection during these retreats. When you register, you will receive some tips for setting up an at-home zendo to support your experience.
Though we encourage full time attendance, we offer a flexible part time option that allows you to choose your own sitting days and/or hours of practice. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our registrar.
Each day will begin at 6am MT with silent sitting for two hours (four 25 minute sessions with 5 minutes of walking in between). Valerie will open each day during the 9am sitting block with a short welcome and perhaps a guided meditation. For those who may find it hard to sit for as many hours as the retreat offers, consider joining the retreat at 9am MT and concluding your day at 3:30pm MT .
Daily Schedule (MT)
6-8am Morning/early silent sitting
10:10-11am Dharma Talk
11am – Noon Sitting
Noon-1:00pm Lunch and break
3:30-6:30 Break, rest, dinner
6:30-8:30 pm Evening silent sitting (Thursday-Saturday)
The schedule may change slightly.
This spring retreat will be online only, no onsite participation. We are planning on having hybrid retreats in June (date TBA) and December for Rohatsu (December 4-10).
Full Time Attendance: $240
Part Time Attendance: $120 (if you attend half time or less)
Benefactor: $360 helps to support Mountain Cloud and provides financial support for those who need assistance
When estimating how much time you will spend at the retreat, use your best judgement whether to enroll as full time or part time. If you need financial assistance, contact Johanna to make arrangements. She will send you a different sign up link should you need to pay less. We wish to make it possible for all to attend.
Spring 2023 Virtual Retreat Registration