Month 1: July 1 - August 3rd
Month 2: August 5 - September 7th
Each summer we offer two months of residential training where the usual $500/month fee is waived.
Residential training at Great Vow Zen Monastery is ongoing, so if the summer dates are not workable for you, you could apply to come at a different time.
There is no fee for the summer program, however, donations during the summer months (or any other time) are very much appreciated. Please consider whether you might be able to donate some amount to help cover the cost of your stay and/or to support our ongoing efforts.
Residents are fully involved in daily meditation (zazen), shared vegetarian meals, and community activities. They participate in all meditation retreats, and participate in or staff all weekend retreats and workshops. Residents also meet Dharma Holders and Teachers individually in private interview. See our calendar to learn what events will be happening during this time.
You may apply for one or both programs. You must begin residency at the beginning of one of these programs and commit to staying for the duration of the program.
We will follow our regular schedule both months of the summer program. See our Daily Schedule for details.
Please also see our page on residential training.