Retreats & Classes
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.
Intro to Zen Courses are offered seasonally, and are taught by our Abbot or Vice-Abbot. They usually run one evening per week for 4 weeks, limited to 10 students. We currently do not have any courses scheduled due to Covid-19.