May Sesshin – The Light of our Ancestors

Date: May 13 - 19, 2024

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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May Sesshin – The Light of our Ancestors

May 13 - 19, 2024

Monday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Zen is a direct Mind to Mind transmission–a transmission of light. We study with teachers who help us recognize and embody our awakened wisdom and compassion. During this sesshin, we will connect with our roots and draw strength from the stories of those who have come before us. Our ancestors are real people, walking the path of their lives and opening the Dharma truths – just as we aspire to do. Join us for this intimate week of practice.

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.


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


Amy Kisei, Sensei
Patrick Bansho Green