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Rohatsu 5-Day Sesshin (1 to 5 Overnights) - ON SITE (in Zendo)
Rohatsu 5-Day Sesshin (1 to 5 Overnights) - ON SITE (in Zendo)

Mon, Dec 02

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Zendo

Rohatsu 5-Day Sesshin (1 to 5 Overnights) - ON SITE (in Zendo)

This retreat is a period of time set aside to let go of the conditioned self and resume our original nature. RSVP and we will email to confirm accommodation details and complete your registration via online invoice. $85/night & up. 10-20% discount for members.

Time & Location

Dec 02, 2024, 6:00 PM PST – Dec 07, 2024, 8:00 AM PST

Zendo, 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA

About This Event

Sesshin, literally “to touch the Mind,” is a period of time set aside for an intensive meditation retreat to let go of the conditioned self and resume our original nature. This special time of practice will allow us to dive into the core of Zen training. This silent meditation intensive to still the mind from moment to moment, manifesting the realization of the Way is for experienced practitioners who have done multi-day sesshin in the past.

Each day, the schedule begins at 5:00 am, includes 11 periods of meditation, chanting, and mindful work, and ends at 9:00 pm. The retreat begins at 7:30 pm on Monday and ends at 4:00 am on Saturday. You are welcome to attend partially if you cannot attend the entire retreat due to work commitments. In the spirit of Buddha’s enlightenment, on Friday night we will be in tetsuya, which means we will “sit through the whole night,” from 12:00 am to 4:00 am.

On-site retreat begins with informal dinner in the sangha house on Monday at 6:00pm (check-in between 5:00 and 6:00pm) and ends on Saturday at 8:00am (or after closing breakfast in the sangha house). You are welcome to attend partially as long as you can close with us on Saturday. View Sesshin Schedule

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