Deepening Mind Weekend Meditation Retreat

Date: May 26 - 28, 2023

Time: Friday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Address: Great Vow Zen Monastery79640 Quincy-Mayger RoadClatskanie, Oregon 97016

Price: $150 - $180
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Deepening Mind Weekend Meditation Retreat

May 26 - 28, 2023

Friday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

The best thing we can do for our practice is continue.  This retreat is a wonderful refresher for those who have attended a Beginner’s Mind Retreat and a nice dip for seasoned practitioners who would like to spend a weekend held in the Great Vow practice container. Those new to practice are also welcome.

The teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism empower us to live our lives wholeheartedly with openness, insight and compassion.

During this weekend retreat we follow a silent retreat schedule, which allows us to temporarily put aside outside concerns and go deeply into inner work.

The silent retreat schedule includes about seven hours of sitting meditation (with breaks), Buddhist chanting services, formal oryoki meals, and a period of community work practice.


Opportunities to meet with a teacher or senior practitioner as a group to discuss your practice will be available.

This retreat is ideal for anyone wanting a day of silent sitting meditation supported by the serene atmosphere of the monastery.


This retreat will be ‘in person only’. The situation with covid is evolving. Vaccinations are strongly recommended. We are also asking that participants take a rapid covid test the day of arrival. More information will be provided upon registration. Thank you! 


Hogen Bays, Roshi