June Sesshin – Loving Kindness

Date: June 5 - 11, 2023

Time: Monday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery or Online

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

Price: $75 - $380
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June Sesshin – Loving Kindness

June 5 - 11, 2023

Monday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Our Original Heart is always open. Loving Kindness practice can help dispel the fear and anxiety that prevents us from experiencing the ease and joy of the present moment. This is not a complacent practice, but a call to honest intimacy with ourselves and the world in which we live.

Join us for this meditation retreat where we immerse ourselves in the teachings and practices of Loving Kindness.

This Sesshin will take place both in-person at Great Vow Zen Monastery and Online.

Sesshin is a rigorous and, at times, challenging silent meditation retreat that is not recommended for beginners. In order to attend in person, we ask that you attend one of our silent weekend retreats or a five-seven day silent retreat at another Zen Center before registering for our longer zen retreats. For more information about what to expect when attending a sesshin, click here.

For the latest on our health policies click here.

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

Schedule (subject to tweaks) All times are Pacific
8:20pm Zazen/Opening Talk

Tuesday – Saturday

5:30am Zazen
6:50 Chanting Service

11:30am Zazen
12:50pm Chanting Service

3:00pm Zazen
3:30 Teisho (Dharma Talk)
4:30 Zazen/Group Sanzen
5:20 Chanting Service

7:00pm Zazen
9:20 Formal Tea / Closing Chant / Yaza (Night Sitting)


Sunday Morning

6:30 Zazen/Closing Remarks
7:30 Closing Circle
10:00 Sunday Program Chanting Service/Zazen
11:30 Dharma Talk


Laura Jomon Martin
Patrick Bansho Green