Retreats

At ZMM and ZCNYC

  • $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

Contact:
ZMM Registrar
registrar@mro.org
(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.

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March Founding Sesshin

With MRO Teachers

March 25 - 31, 2019

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 teacher and senior students. Sesshin is an opportunity to receive personal guidance in private interviews with the teacher, draw from the tremendous strength of people practicing together and experience the deep stillness that lies within each one of us.

Because sesshin is a very intensive retreat, those wishing to attend should first complete an Introduction to Zen Training Retreat. Those who have never participated in sesshin before or who are newer to Zen practice should plan on beginning with the Thursday-Sunday portion of the retreat. Most sesshins 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.

Teacher

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.
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