with MRO Seniors
July 12 - 14, 2019
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 will wake up before dawn to begin a schedule that includes about 8 hours of zazen, chanting services, formal silent meals in the zendo (oryoki), a formal talk, and silent work practice. Sesshin is an opportunity to draw from the tremendous strength of people practicing together and to experience the deep stillness that lies within each one of us.
Because sesshin is an intensive retreat, those wishing to attend should first complete an Introduction to Zen Training Retreat.
Please note that there will not be face-to-face teaching offered during this weekend.
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.