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Whether you are a beginner at meditation or more experienced, the retreat you’re looking for is probably already on our schedule: for one day, a weekend, a week or even longer.
We offer retreats every month of the year, including during our intensive Summer Ango training period, when we observe the meditation retreat schedule five days a week for up to three months. For people just starting out, our one-day Beginner’s Mind One-Day Retreats introduce shorter periods of zazen for those with little or no formal practice experience.
A Zen retreat is called a sesshin, which means “gathering the mind.” A retreat setting such as ours gives you the strength of communal support and the encouragement of individual guidance. As a full-time participant you are provided with comfortable dormitory housing, flavorful and nutritious vegetarian meals, and compassionate one-on-one instruction. Everything we do during retreat – seated and walking meditation, eating, work, ceremonies and rest – helps to maintain daylong mindfulness.
But that’s just the start. The peace of mind you realize during a retreat makes every part of your life go better. Instantly, you will realize the true benefit of Zen practice: to enhance the life you already have.
Retreats are more powerful when participation is full-time. Because many people have work, school and family commitments, we welcome part-time and non-residential retreatants as well. The cost of a meditation retreat, including meals and housing, is $60 per day for non-members and $45 for Hazy Moon members.
Contact us for more information and registration.