• $275.00 – Monday/Tuesday Arrival
  • $250.00 – Wednesday/Thursday Arrival
  • $225.00 – Friday Arrival
  • $200.00 – MRO Student Mon/Tues Arrival
  • $175.00 – MRO Student Wed/Thur Arrival
  • $150.00 – MRO Student Friday Arrival

ZMM Registrar
(845) 688-2228

Note: 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.


February Bodhidharma Sesshin

With MRO Teachers

February 18 - 24, 2019

For February sesshin, in the spirit of Bodhidharma, practitioners are invited to connect even more intimately with zazen through the offering of extended silence and self-reliance. Throughout the week, the emphasis is on zazen; no talks or face-to-face interviews will be scheduled. Instead, we will allow our practice to be led by the deep winter silence. We will wake up each day long before dawn to begin a schedule that includes zazen, chanting services, formal silent meals in the zendo (oryoki), and work practice. This sesshin is an opportunity to draw from the tremendous strength of people practicing together and experience the deep stillness that lies within each one of us.

This sesshin may be joined in progress as late as Friday evening. First-time sesshin participants should call the Training Office to set up a “sesshin interview” as part of the registration process.


Please don’t let financial issues prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery. If you can’t afford the program fee, there are options.


MRO Teachers
Zazen intensives at the Monastery are led by Shugen Arnold, Roshi, and other teachers in the Mountains and Rivers Order. In general, Roshi, Hojin Sensei and Zuisei Sensei are teaching at each month’s sesshin; Hogen Sensei is present for the Spring and Fall sesshins. If you would like to confirm whether a particular teacher will be present at a retreat and offering face-to-face teaching, email the registrar. For more information on our teachers, visit this page.
Learn more about MRO Teachers