Summer Residency Program

Date: July 7 - August 21, 2022

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Address: 79640 Quincy-Mayger Road Clatskanie, Oregon 97016

Director of Training

Price: $250 - $250
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Summer Residency Program

July 7 - August 21, 2022

To study the Buddha Way, is to study the self.
To study the self, is to forget the self.
To forget the self, is to be enlightened by the ten thousand dharmas.
To be enlightened by the ten thousand dharmas is to free ones body and mind, and the body and mind of others. – Dogen Zenji
The Summer Program is an opportunity to plunge into Zen practice with the support of community and teachers, and taste the benefits of calming the mind and opening the heart. Our Summer Program is a special part of our on-going residential program at the monastery. It is designed to give you a genuine immersion in Zen practice, through the practices of meditation, mindful eating, ritual/liturgy, movement practices (yoga/qi gong) and temple work. Guidance from the teachers in the form of sanzen (face-to-face practice interviews), classes on Zen practice and states of mind, study and retreats/workshops are also an essential part of the residential experience.The beauty and serenity of the monastery itself provides extra support in the process of re-discovering and resting in true self. This endeavor is life-changing and is a great opportunity for those looking to deepen their meditation practice, find peace of mind and the innate confidence and clarity that shines through when life is oriented towards presence and acceptance.

The residency fee is reduced to $250 during the Summer Program, though donations during the summer months (or any other time) are very much appreciated. Please email the Director of Training for an application,


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