Half-Day Sesshins are offered in person only.
This brief immersion in the traditional sesshin schedule is a good opportunity to become familiar with the forms, stay in practice, or brush up after some time away. This morning includes an orientation, zazen, kinhin (walking meditation), liturgy, a formal vegetarian breakfast using oryoki bowls, and one-to-one meetings with the teacher. If you are new to sesshin practice at MZMC, attendance at the Zen Forms and Etiquette class is required. You will receive an email with detailed information three days prior to the retreat.
Saturday, 5:45 a.m. – noon
Vegetarian breakfast included for in-person participants.
Please register five days in advance.
- January 20 with Seido Suzuki Roshi (This retreat is full.)
- April 27 with Bussho Lahn
- June 15 with Ted O'Toole
- October 12 with Ben Connelly
Suggested donation: $40
A Note About Donation-only Programming
Following the Buddhist tradition of dana, or giving, MZMC offers all of our programs on a donation basis. We offer a suggested donation amount to help people understand the average amount we hope to receive to continue to make these offerings. We encourage those with more capacity for giving to make a donation above the suggested amount to support those who need to give a smaller amount.