December Rohatsu Sesshin

  • Zen Mountain Monastery Zen Mountain Monastery
  • Zen Mountain Monastery 871 Plank Rd Mt Tremper, NY 12457
  • Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 (7 days)
  • $275.00 - Wednesday/Thursday Arrival $250.00 - Friday Arrival $200.00 - MRO Student Wed/Thur Arrival $175.00 - MRO Student Friday Arrival

About This Event

Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen, chanting services, formal silent meals in the zendo (oryoki), silent work practice and talks by the teacher and senior students. Sesshin is an opportunity to receive personal guidance in private interviews with the teacher, draw from the tremendous strength of people practicing together and experience the deep stillness that lies within each one of us.

Because sesshin is a very intensive retreat, those wishing to attend should first complete an Introduction to Zen Training Retreat. Those who have never participated in sesshin before or who are newer to Zen practice should plan on beginning with the Thursday-Sunday portion of the retreat. Most sesshins may be joined in progress as late as Friday evening. First-time sesshin participants should call the Training Office to set up a “sesshin interview” as part of the registration process.

To register for this retreat, please contact the Training Office at (contact info blocked).

Please don’t let financial issues prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery. If you can’t afford the program fee, there are options.

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