Suggested donation – $150.00 - $350.00

Date & Time Details: Thursday, September 12th- Sunday September 15th, 2024

Location: Zen Mountain Monastery

Address: Mount Tremper, NY

Contact: ZMM Registrar
(845) 688-2228

Note: Please offer a donation for this retreat according to your financial ability. Your donation helps the Monastery to cover retreat costs and instructor's fees, and allows us to continue to make the Dharma affordable and available to everyone. If this would be your first sesshin at ZMM, please call the Training Office at 845-688-2228 to arrange for an interview before registering.

Program is fully booked

Sesshin for Black, Indigenous, Asian and People of Color (BIAPOC)

with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Osho

September 12 - 15, 2024

Program is fully booked

Please join us for the MRO’s second BIAPOC-only sesshin at Zen Mountain Monastery.

This retreat is reserved for those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian or Person of Color

In this silent retreat, we hope to create a protected 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 practices of our Buddhist ancestors through sesshin, characterized by silence and deep introspection. We will wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes meditation, chanting services, formal silent meals (oryoki), silent work practice, body practice, and talks by the teacher and senior students.

Because sesshin is a very intensive retreat, if you have not attended sesshin at Zen Mountain Monastery you must have a pre-sesshin interview before you register. If you have questions about this process, please call or email the Training Office at (845) 688-2228, or

Sign up for a pre-sesshin interview here.

If registration is full, please Join the Registration Pool

As with all in-person retreats at the Monastery, participants are required to follow the current protocol for keeping everyone safe (this link is updated frequently so check back). Review the current protocol requirements before registering, and if you have further questions, please contact the registrar.

Public transportation is available to the Monastery: please contact Trailways (tel. 1-800-858-8555 for schedule from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC).  See these travel instructions for details.  Upon request, travel expense are available through the MRO DEIJ Fund.

Please review our Coming to a Retreat webpage for more information and FAQ.

Financial concerns should not prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery. This program is offered by donation so that everyone can participate. We appreciate your support.


Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Osho
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel is an author, ordained Zen Buddhist priest, teacher, seer, poet, artist, and drum medicine woman. She is guided by deep intuition and through her capacity for lucid dreaming. The essence of all her transmissions come together in her talks and books. Zenju Earthlyn Marselean Manuel, was born in Los Angeles, California to  parents that migrated from Louisiana. She was raised with a younger and older sister, in the Church of Christ where she was an avid reader of the Bible and adored the true teachings on Christ’s path well into adulthood. For a brief time she attended ceremonies with a tribe/family of diviners from Dahomey. After 15 years in the Nichiren tradition/Soka Gakkai, she eventually followed the path of Soto Zen for many more years and was ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest in the Suzuki Roshi lineage. For 17 years she participated in Sundance Lakota prayer ceremonies. The evolution of her life continues in which she welcomes new gateways.
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