Beginner's Mind Sesshin

3/6/2020, 5:30pm - 3/8/2020, 9:00am at Myoshinji

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At this time the Beginner’s Mind sesshin is now full, so we can’t take any more registrations. If you would like to be added to a waitlist in the event there are cancellations please email:


This is a great opportunity to sign up for your first retreat. It includes periods of zazen (seated meditation), chanting services, Teisho (a talk by Roshi) silent meals using oryoki (traditional eating bowls), and work practice, with instruction and guidance throughout for those new to retreats. Experience the benefits of sustained and focused practice with support from experienced practitioners in a beautiful, rural setting. Experienced practitioners are welcome too. Come for the entire retreat or just for part.

Participants should plan to arrive on Friday in time to attend the informal dinner at 5:30 followed by instruction in procedures. The formal silent retreat begins at 8 PM. New students will also meet with Roshi Friday evening to allow time for questions about their practice. The suggested donation for this retreat is $75 which includes overnight accommodations Friday and Saturday and all meals. Sesshin ends with the Gate of Sweet Nectar ceremony on Sunday morning.