Join us for our 7-day Rohatsu Sesshin from Sunday December 2 through Sunday December 9, 2018. This annual deep winter event is an incomparable opportunity to deepen our practice, and to sink into the boundless reality of the Dharma as we commemorate Shakyamuni’s awakening. Join us for this powerful week of practice.
We will follow our usual timetable, beginning at 6am and ending at 9pm each day. There will be plenty of outdoor practice, both walking and sitting, and we will use some of the samu time to help tend the land of Mountain Cloud, among other things.
Please arrive between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday, December 2. We will have supper at 6pm followed by a short meeting regarding housekeeping and job assignments. Please try to make it for the dinner if you can. The official sitting will start at 7.30 in the zendo. Click here to see a sample schedule
Payment is for the entire sesshin and cost is the same for both residents and commuters. If you are interested in a single room, there is an additional cost of $40 per night, see below for details. Financial aid is available, please click here for our financial aid policy and application.
Please sign up and make your payment by November 26. If you don’t want to pay online, please bring a check or cash to the center by November 26 or make an arrangements with our administrator. Also, no refunds after November 26.
Sliding scale is $425 to $575
Payments that exceed $475 contribute to our
scholarship fund and are tax deductible
Single rooms: The fee covers basic lodging in our guest room or in a cabin. If you would like to stay in a single room in our new cottage, there is an additional cost of $40 per night. If you are interested in reserving a single room, contact Johanna for availability as soon as possible. We have two dedicated single rooms and possibly a third depending on occupancy needs.
Part Time: If you need to attend the sesshin part time, please contact Henry. If he approves a part time schedule for you, contact Johanna for cost and payment arrangements. Part time registration and payment is also due by November 26.
Please note: Sesshin is a rigorous and at times challenging meditation retreat that is not necessarily recommended for beginners. If you have not previously done extended sitting or participated in one of our weekend Introductory retreats, please let us know and we can help you decide if perhaps another retreat is a better starting place for you.