Tanjo-e Sesshin

April 2 - 8
Led by Michael Newhall

Sesshin is translated to mean “Embracing Mind”. For seven days you’re invited to dive deeply into silence, meditation, and mindfulness. This is an opportunity for the novice and veteran meditator to practice side-by-side. For people new to Zen this is the chance to engage with an experienced teacher and establish a practice that has the power to transform your life. 

During a period of seven days you will learn and practice through the timeless traditions of sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), mindful eating (oryoki), and mindful work (samu).  All of these are designed to extend the practice of zazen beyond the meditation cushion and into our everyday embodied experience.

Daily tea and dharma talks will be led by a teacher and you’ll also have the opportunity for a private one-on-one meeting (dokusan).

This particular sesshin falls during the time of year when the birth of Buddhism’s founder, Gautama Siddhartha, is celebrated. The retreat will end on Sunday at the beginning of the Buddha’s Birth Celebration. A ceremony will be performed and lunch will be served. All sesshin guests are invited to stay and attend.  More here


March 23-25
spring Sesshin

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March 25
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Led by Ross Smith, on The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt

April 8
Buddha's Birthday

A family celebration and old fashioned birthday party with chanting.