July Sesshin – Cultivating the Empty Field
July 17 - 23, 2023
Monday 5pm to Sunday 1pm
Summer is bright and alive. The sun hangs high in the sky, illuminating the earth with unflinching clarity.
What wisdom does a warm summer day offer? Everything is laid bare before the luminous rays of the sun.
In this meditation immersion, we will endeavor to study the self, forget the self and glimpse Buddha Nature, opening in silent communion with this community of human and non- human beings. This is our collective awakening.
(More details about the sesshin will be added soon).
Sesshin is a rigorous and, at times, challenging silent meditation retreat that is not recommended for beginners. In order to attend in person, we require 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.
Proof of vaccination and booster is required to attend events at Great Vow Zen Monastery. For the latest on our health policies click here.
This retreat will be held both in person and online
Jogen Salzberg, Sensei