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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