Beginner's Mind Retreat

Beginner's Mind Retreat
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 5:00pm - Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 1:00pm
Price: $150 ($120 for ZCO members; $75 reduced rate available to those in need, contact registrar for details) + dana


Zen Buddhism offers tools to harmonize the body and mind , allowing us to appreciate the freedom and spaciousness of life in the present moment.

During this weekend we will follow a monastic schedule, which allows us to temporarily drop what’s outside and go deeply into inner work. All elements of a meditation retreat will be covered, including basic meditation techniques, posture, breathing, formal meals, and dealing with obstructions.

We are experiencing web site registration problems. If you are unable to set up your account or register online, you may:
  • Call 503-728-0654
  • Email 
  • Mail to Registrar, P.O. Box 188, Clatskanie, Oregon 97016


We are setting up a new web site and hope to have it working soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Jogen Salzberg, Zen Priest

Jogen Salzberg,  Zen Priest

Adam Jogen Salzberg began practicing Zen meditation in 2000 and began full-time residential training at Great Vow Monastery in 2003.  Jogen took novice Priest ordination in 2006 and was made a Zen Priest and Dharma Holder by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Zen Teacher Hogen Bays in 2012. He has taught meditation at Reed College in Portland since 2006. He currently serves as Director of Training at the monastery.  In his free time he likes to paint pictures and write poems. View his work here

Patrick Bansho Green, Dharma Holder

Patrick Bansho Green, Dharma Holder

Patrick Bansho Green is a Zen Community of Oregon senior student and graduate of the Sanghakai lay leader training program. His Zen training includes over 20 sesshin (silent retreats) and 6 weeks of residential training at Great Vow Zen Monastery. He's been a weekly sanzen student of Zen Teacher Hogen Bays for the last ten years.  Along with his wife Laura Jomon Martin he teaches the Just Enough: Mindfulness and Money courses at Heart of Wisdom.  From 2006-2012 he served as ZCO Board President helping to found Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple and is currently the ZCO Treasurer. He has 20 years political organizing experience and is director of a statewide non-profit.