Peaceful Dwelling- Introduction to Zen Training One-Day Retreat

Saturday September 14, 2019   9:00am - 5:00pm

Are you new to meditation or Zen practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, as well as the more seasoned student of Zen, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen training and practice and experience the Monastery’s Lay and Monastic Zen Training program.


This retreat also gives you a chance to encounter the Monastery cloister—a dynamic spiritual community. By entering the cloister for a day, you experience a place uniquely conducive to spiritual practice and to connecting to your own innate silence and stillness.


During the day, you’ll receive instruction in zazen (seated meditation) and have a chance to experience and ask questions about liturgy, work as sacred activity,  the moral teachings and compassion, and Zen-Buddhist study. You’ll learn how to establish a consistent home practice and receive guidance on bringing it into your work, family, and relationships. 

This retreat is a prerequisite for the Ango Training 2019-2020, attending a Sesshin, or becoming a formal PWZC student.


Please don’t let financial issues prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery.

If you are unable to afford the program fee, there are options. 


 9:00am to 5:00pm (Please plan on arriving no later than 8:45am)


REGISTRATION REQUIRED.   Fee: Non-Members $45  


The program fee for this retreat Includes Lunch, and PayPal CC Fees.