March 21, 2020
9 am - 5 pm
with Vice Abbot Hoko
Limited to 22 participants
There are still spaces remaining.
A sesshin is a retreat devoted simply to sitting zazen Sanshin holds multiple sesshin throughout the year; they're central to the practice handed down through our lineage. If you're ready to join with the community in sitting more intensively, this one day introduction will give you the confidence to begin.
Hoko will explain the basics of sesshin as it's done at Sanshin, including the context for our particular style, the forms and procedures we follow, and tips for preparing for your first sesshin. After lunch we'll engage in a mini-sesshin, then take care of any remaining questions.
The cost of registration is $55 and includes a simple vegetarian lunch; within 2 weeks of the event the cost is $63. Registration will not be accepted within one week of the event.
You may wish to consider spending the weekend at Sanshin:
Friday: Home Altar Workshop
Saturday: Introduction to Sesshin
Sunday: regular morning zazen and dharma talk
Introduction to Sesshin: $55
After you make your payment you'll be taken automatically to our registration form, which you can complete and submit online.
If you would like to arrive the night before and/or stay until the next morning, you may choose to sleep in the zendo, in our dorm, in your own tent on our grounds or somewhere offsite for which you've made arrangements. There is no additional charge for sleeping on the zendo floor with your own bedding while you're attending a Sanshin practice event for which you've registered. No need to add anything to your shopping cart; just indicate on your registration form that that's your plan. If you prefer a dorm space, please reserve below.
Accommodations are not included in the event fee and must be reserved separately. Signing up for an event does not guarantee you a bed. Dorm space is not held until paid for.
Please be sure to indicate in your shopping cart the number of nights for which you are reserving a bed; the default is one.