September 12 - 17, 2023
Tuesday 5pm to Sunday 1pm
This retreat begins on Tuesday!
This retreat will focus on the qualities of Jizo Bodhisattva, guardian of all that comes from the earth, and Jizo’s qualities – benevolence, optimism, fearlessness, determination, and vow. A unique element of this retreat is the inclusion of time devoted to art projects, creative time, and a slide show and talk about Jizo.
As part of our practice, we will be making small Jizo-related items.
Due to the nature of this retreat schedule, we will be sitting outside and also out of the zendo to make art, there will not be an online option.
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 is in person only and begins on a Tuesday afternoon. Thanks!
Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi
Laura Jomon Martin