A Creative Process and Zazen Weekend Retreat

Date: February 1 - 4, 2024

Time: Thursday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

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

Price: $200 - $300
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A Creative Process and Zazen Weekend Retreat

February 1 - 4, 2024

Thursday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

We are the creative outpouring of an unbounded universe. We don’t need to do anything in particular to make it so. Just our very being-ness – as we arrive in each moment to moment experience, is a miraculous and creative endeavor. It is our great responsibility to come to know this and rest, relaxed in this great pool of infinite possibility.

And – oh wow – human beings have these wonderful bodies and thumbs and hearts. From simple imaginings come such splendor as the world of art that we have come to know and hold dear. What a gift, what a fantastic outcome of being alive.

In Zazen we will cultivate the mind of wonder that arises from the stillness and the support of the Zendo. In our creative endeavors we will watch as our makings come forth – from nothing – from everything!

Much of this retreat will be spent in the meditation hall. There will also be time to shape the mystery, using these precious, terrestrial bodies to do so.

The Art Practice activities will be done together, as a sangha and as individuals. This retreat is designed so that everyone can feel capable and included. No previous art experience necessary!

Because of the nature of this hand-on retreat, there will not be a zoom option.


Please email info@zendust.org with questions


Laura Jomon Martin
Myoyu Haley Voekel