Weekend Sesshins

At these traditional meditation retreats, we follow the forms and rituals used in the Soto Zen tradition for centuries. Weekend sesshins includes zazen, kinhin (walking meditation), liturgy, dharma talks, formal vegetarian meals using oryoki, dokusan (one-to-one meetings with the teacher), and work practice. If you are new to sesshin practice at MZMC, attendance at the Zen Forms and Etiquette class is required.

March Weekend Sesshin
with Ben Connelly
Friday, March 23, at 7 pm through Sunday, March 25, at 4 pm
Weekend: $100 members; $130 nonmembers
One day (Saturday): $50 members; $65 nonmembers
Hours for full day: 5:45 am – 9:00 pm
All participants should plan to attend the orientation on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

Register
Please register five days in advance.

July Weekend Sesshin
with Ben Connelly
Friday, July 13, at 7 pm through Sunday, July 15, at 4 pm
Two days: $100 members; $130 nonmembers
One day (Saturday): $50 members; $65 nonmembers
Hours for full day: 5:45 am – 9:00 pm
All participants should plan to attend the orientation on Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m.

Register
Please register five days in advance.

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