The Ancient Way Sesshin : A 10-day Meditation Retreat

Date: October 14 - 24, 2021

Time: Thursday, October 14 at 5pm to Sunday October 24 at 1pm

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Address: 79640 Quincy-Mayger Road, Clatskanie, OR 97016

Price: $90 - $480

The Ancient Way Sesshin : A 10-day Meditation Retreat

October 14 - 24, 2021

Thursday, October 14 at 5pm to Sunday October 24 at 1pm

Human society has always been filled with the potential for chaos. Most times we can retreat into nature to restore ourselves with peace and calm. But where can we retreat when nature herself is on fire? The Ancient Way to peace is always available but is not always easy to walk. Part time attendance is fine.
In order to practice without masks, we require Covid testing before your arrival. Details on what is required can be found here.
Meditation takes time, and deep meditation, which leads to insight, takes more time. This 10-day intensive retreat offers the opportunity to discover places of deep stillness and wonder.
 

Approximate Daily  Schedule

Thursday Night 10/14

7:30 Introductions/Zazen/Opening Talk

9:20 Closing Chant

Friday 10/15 – Saturday 10/23 (Note: Sunday 10/17 will have a modified morning schedule)

4:30 Zazen
6:20 Chanting Service
7:00 Breakfast

8:30 Work Practice

11:00 Zazen
12:50 Chanting Service
1:00 Lunch

3:00 Movement
3:30 Teisho (Dharma Talk)
4:30 Zazen
5:20 Chanting Service

5:30 Dinner

7:00 Zazen
9:30 Formal Tea/Closing Chant/Zazen

Sunday Morning 10/25

6:00 Zazen/Closing Remarks

7:00 Closing Circle

10:00 Sunday Program Chanting Service/Zazen

11:30 Dharma Talk

 

Leaders:
Hogen Bays, Roshi
Kisei Amy Costenbader, Sensei