January Sesshin: New Year’s Sesshin

Date: January 5 - 8, 2023

Time: Thursday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Address: 79640 Quincy Mayger Road, Clatskanie, Oregon 97016, USA

Price: $75 - $280
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January Sesshin: New Year’s Sesshin

January 5 - 8, 2023

Thursday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

A student asked Joshu, “what is meditation?”

Joshu replied, “It’s not meditation.”

“Why isn’t it meditation?”

“It’s alive, it’s alive!”

The most beautiful thing about dharma practice is it’s always, only– right here. We can return to it. We can rediscover it.

As a New Year begins. Let’s return to the dharma.

The dharma is life-giving. It is restorative. It opens us up to deep intimacy and truth.

Seal your new year resolutions with a sesshin. Soften your heart and clarify your mind.

For this life, can’t be captured in words or labels–It’s alive, it’s alive!

Sesshin is a rigorous and, at times, challenging silent meditation retreat that is not recommended for beginners.  For more information about what to expect when attending a sesshin, click here.

Proof of vaccination is required to attend events at Great Vow Zen Monastery. For the latest on our health policies click here.

$50 deposit holds your space; balance due on arrival.


Amy Kisei, Sensei
Myoyu Voekel