The Essential work of Liberation

Date: April 8 - 10, 2022

Time: Friday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Address: Great Vow Zen Monastery 79640 Quincy-Mayger Road Clatskanie, Oregon 97016

Price: $50 - $180

The Essential work of Liberation

April 8 - 10, 2022

Friday 5pm to Sunday 1pm

Please stay tuned as more specific details about this retreat unfold in the coming weeks!

The teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism empower us to live our lives wholeheartedly with openness, insight and compassion.

During this weekend retreat we follow a silent retreat schedule, which allows us to temporarily put aside outside concerns and go deeply into inner work.

The silent retreat schedule includes about seven hours of sitting meditation (with breaks), Buddhist chanting services, formal oriyoki meals, and a period of community work practice.

On the first evening the retreat leader will give thorough instruction on the foundations and methods of Zen meditation.

Opportunities to meet with a teacher or senior practitioner to discuss your practice will be available.


Participants must be fully vaccinated including a booster AND receive a negative MOLECULAR (e.g. PCR, NAAT) Covid test within three days of arrival.

The Covid situation is changing fast. Please stay tuned for updated requirements for in-person retreats.



Hogen Bays, Roshi