Circles on the Water: A Wilderness Retreat for Women

  • Zen Mountain Monastery Zen Mountain Monastery
  • Zen Mountain Monastery 871 Plank Rd Mt Tremper, NY 12457
  • Jul 9 - 15, 2018 (7 days)
  • $500.00 - Program Cost $400.00 - MRO Student Cost $450.00 - Practicing Member Cost

About us

This program is currently full.

Few things compare with the dappled beauty of our northern lakes in the bright green summer. This calmness and serenity rest on a great depth of being, an unselfconscious state of grace, in which all things have their place. Apparent simplicity hides complexity, and absorbing the clarity of this environment can help us find the still point within.

Join us for a week long canoe, meditation and art retreat in the Essex Chain of Lakes. This interconnected series of lakes provides a protected yet remote environment to bring the concentration of zazen into daily life. Short initial canoe carries provide access to the majority of lakes that allow lakeside camping. The practical skills of canoe strokes, rescues and environmental awareness needed for safe trip planning will be introduced and developed throughout the trip. Daily paddling will be integrated with zazen and art practice.


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  • Jul 9, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018 (7 days)


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