Residency Photo Album

Residency Photo Album

We do our best to provide applicants with a sense of what residency is like, but even with this information, it’s safe to say that your image of what residential Zen training is like will not match the actual experience. In some ways, residency will exceed your expectations, providing you with a transformative experience that continues to unfold in deep and subtle ways long after you leave. In other ways, life here can be very ordinary, and learning to let the mind settle down in zazen takes time and discipline.

Please take advantage of the information provided here on our website, read through all the sections on the One-Month Residency, or Year-Long Intensive, and listen to some of the teachings, so that you get as clear a sense as possible about what you are stepping into.

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How to Apply

Please read through all of the information about the One-Month Residency, or Year-Long Intensive, and then contact the Training Office at (845) 688-2228 or to ask questions about residency or to request a residency brochure and application. You’ll be asked to examine your motivation for engaging spiritual practice and to express this motivation in writing and in a phone interview.