During the last week of most months throughout the year, we offer either 1-day, weekend, 5-day, or week-long Retreats.
Retreats are by application only, and in most cases we require beginners to start with a 1-day or weekend retreat before registering for a 5 or 7 day retreat.
Zen Retreats offer a full daily schedule of meditation, yoga, healthy meals, manual work and periods of rest. Retreat students follow the same schedule, in the principle of 'together-action'. Retreats are silent except for instruction or emergencies, and students are not allowed to use devices during retreats.
Weekend Retreats offer private sleeping rooms with shared bathrooms to students, while 5 & 7 day retreats offer a traditional monastic form, where students sleep on mats in the large meditation hall.
Please check our calendar for retreat upcoming retreat dates.
Retreats & Temple-Stay
Due to Covid, our Temple Stay Guest Program is on hold.
Please check back with us in July for updated information.
Our Temple Stay Program is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals or couples to have their own retreat from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Guests stay in the residency adjacent to the Zen Center, with access, but no obligation, to the Zen Center schedule of meditation & temple volunteer projects.
Plant-based organic breakfast & lunch is provided, with a shared kitchen to prepare dinner (the 3rd floor loft-apartment has its own kitchen).
There are 4 private rooms with shared bathrooms, kitchen & living spaces, and one spacious 3rd floor apartment with its own kitchen, bathroom & private balcony onto the green roof. Temple Stay guests have access to the shared spaces, the Green Roof, courtyard & public gardens.