Suggested donation – $10.00 - $150.00

Date & Time Details: February 21-27, 2022

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One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—February 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

February 21 - 27, 2022

Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM’s Sesshin via live webcast (note that there are no formal talks or meetings with teachers during this Bodhidharma retreat).

We’ve designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in during this time of social distancing. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule in their homes; others may seek the rigors and rewards of a zazen intensive while navigating their ongoing responsibilities to work, family and friends. One Continuous Thread can hold it all as we sit together, even while our needs and experiences might be quite diverse.

After registering, you’ll receive further guidance on how to engage with the retreat, and a full schedule of the Monastery’s zendo activities. You can base your own sitting around that or set your own schedule.  

There will be a Zoom offering for Opening Guidelines on Monday night, and all participants, especially new ones, are encouraged to attend (regardless of day of arrival), and an evening Closing Reflections on Friday evening.  

During the Bodhidharma sesshin, there will be no  formal talks nor meetings with teachers offered during the week.  



Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi is the Head of the Mountains and Rivers Order and Abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery. Shugen entered full-time residential training in 1986 after studying mathematics and receiving a degree in classical music. He received dharma transmission from John Daido Loori, Roshi in 1997. His teachings on Zen, social justice and environmental stewardship have appeared in various Buddhist journals, and The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 (Shambhala Publications). His book of poetry, O, Beautiful End, a collection of Zen memorial poems, was published in 2012.
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