Meditation Intensives

Retreats at Zen Mountain Monastery

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—February 2023

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

February 20 - 26, 2023
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Bodhidharma Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

February 20 - 26, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
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...

Weekend Sesshin—Ango Opening

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

March 3 - 5, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
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...

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—March 2023

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 27 - April 2, 2023
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Founding Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 27 - April 2, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
Note: If you have not attended sesshin at Zen Mountain Monastery you must have a pre-sesshin interview, so please call or email the Training Office to schedule at (845) 688-2228, or registrar@dharma.net. Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing […]

True Refuge Week: Self-Directed Intensive Practice for MRO Students

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

April 18 - 23, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
All of Buddhist practice is leading us toward our true homecoming: the discovery that this very life, this very heart-mind and body, can be the source of our deepest fulfillment. Through training, and sincere, well-directed effort, as well as the support of a conducive environment, we can find that the refuge we seek is already here…

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—April 2023

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

April 24 - 30, 2023
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Apple Blossom Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 24 - 30, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
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 […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—May 2023

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

May 22 - 28, 2023
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Shuso Hossen/Ocean Gathering Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 22 - 28, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
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 […]

Touching Liberation Together — Sesshin for Black, Indigenous, Asian and People of Color (BIAPOC)

with Chimyo Atkinson, Osho, Degna Chikei Levister and Prabu Gikon Vasan

June 8 - 11, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
Please join us for the MRO’s first BIAPOC-only sesshin at Zen Mountain Monastery.  In this silent retreat, we hope to create a safe affinity space for members who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian and People of Color (BIAPOC). New or more experienced BIAPOC practitioners are welcome to join us. Together, we will embrace the liberatory […]

Weekend Sesshin

with Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

July 14 - 16, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
A weekend sesshin is a great way to experience sesshin for the first time, and also a wonderful opportunity for more experienced practitioners. 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 […]

True Refuge Week: Self-Directed Intensive Practice for MRO Students

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

August 8 - 13, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
All of Buddhist practice is leading us toward our true homecoming: the discovery that this very life, this very heart-mind and body, can be the source of our deepest fulfillment. Through training, and sincere, well-directed effort, as well as the support of a conducive environment, we can find that the refuge we seek is already here…