Intro to Zen Weekend

Retreats at Zen Mountain Monastery

The Introduction to Zen Training Weekend is our most popular retreat. It’s offered monthly and designed for those new to Zen. This retreat introduces the essentials of traditional Zen training and is a prerequisite for attending sesshin or becoming a formal student. While the weekend includes talks and plenty of time for questions, it is most importantly an experiential immersion in Zen training, including zazen meditation, liturgy, work practice, working with the teacher, art and body practice, and the experience of living with and practicing within the residential cloister.

September Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

September 7 - 9, 2018
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

October Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

October 5 - 7, 2018
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

November 2-4 Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

November 2 - 4, 2018
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

November 23-25 Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

November 23 - 25, 2018
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

January Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

January 4 - 6, 2019
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

February Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

February 1 - 3, 2019
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

March Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

March 8 - 10, 2019
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

April Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

April 5 - 7, 2019
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

May Introduction to Zen Training Retreat

With MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

May 3 - 5, 2019
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]