Sesshin, meaning to gather the heart/mind, is a meditation retreat, done with others that deepens our relationship to our mind and to the world. In sesshin, the mind/body calms and settles, and the mind becomes clear and open. We experience the deep stillness that lies within each of us and the tremendous strength of a community (sangha) practicing together. The theme of our summer sesshin is Oneness, Diversity and Harmony. Our talks will focus on The Three Treasures.
The retreat is in silence, with sitting and walking meditation, formal silent meals in the zendo (oryoki), chanting services, one hour of work-practice (samu) and daily dharma-talks by the teacher. Private interviews (daisan) with Sensei Joshin.
The Summer Sesshin starts on Tuesday July 9 with the dharma talk at 5:30pm and ends on Sunday, July 14 after lunch.
If you want to join our Summer Sesshin please fill out this form.
Please let us know if we need to find housing for you during sesshin (no guarantee). You can let us know on the form.
The sesshin is free and open to anyone who would like to sit zazen. There is a suggested donation of $100 . You can make your donation by using this link. Please be generous.