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.

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

October 29 - 31, 2021
Zen Mountain Monastery
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 […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

December 3 - 5, 2021
Zen Mountain Monastery
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 […]