Sesshins

Weeklong Retreats

Scheduled Sesshins

What is a sesshin?

The term sesshin, which is commonly used in Zen for retreats lasting several days, comes from the Japanese. It literally means ”gathering the heart-mind”. Based on the tradition in Japanese monasteries, it is a five to seven-day intensive period of practice that we spend together in one place and in silence. A sesshin day includes several periods of meditation, working meditation (samu), a Dharma exposition (teisho), individual talks (daisan/dokusan) and meals together.

Upcoming Sesshins

Summer Sesshin 2024

June 15 - June 22, 2024

Fall Sesshin 2024

September 14 - September 21, 2024