July Sesshin – Summer Breeze

Date: July 18 - 24, 2022

Time: Monday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Address: 79640 Quincy Mayger Road, Clatskanie, Oregon 97016, USA

Price: $75 - $380

July Sesshin – Summer Breeze

July 18 - 24, 2022

Monday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Summer is bright and alive. The sun hangs high in the sky, illuminating the earth with unflinching clarity. Our lives move with the seasons. The energy in our bodies waxes and wanes. What wisdom does a hot summer day offer? When everything is laid bare before the luminous rays of the sun – how do we take stock of this human life? The burst of spring growth has slowed to a crawl, the fruit is still ripening on the trees. What parts of our lives would we like to ripen, to mature into tender healthy fruit?

Come and sit in silent communion with this community of human and non- human beings. This is our collective awakening.

(More details about the sesshin will be added soon).

Sesshin is a rigorous and, at times, challenging silent meditation retreat that is not recommended for beginners. In order to attend in person, we require that you attend one of our silent weekend retreats or a five-seven day silent retreat at another Zen Center before registering for our longer zen retreats. For more information about what to expect when attending a sesshin, click here.

Proof of vaccination and booster is required to attend events at Great Vow Zen Monastery. For the latest on our health policies click here.

This retreat will be held both in person and online

$50 deposit holds your space; balance due on arrival.


Jogen Salzberg, Sensei