Beginner’s Mind Weekend Retreat

Date: July 8 - 10, 2022

Time: Friday 5pm to Sunday 6pm

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Address: Great Vow Zen Monastery79640 Quincy-Mayger RoadClatskanie, Oregon 97016

Price: $50 - $180

Beginner’s Mind Weekend Retreat

July 8 - 10, 2022

Friday 5pm to Sunday 6pm

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 leaders 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.

This retreat is ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to intensive Zen practice or simply a day of silent sitting meditation supported by the serene atmosphere of the monastery.


At this time we are asking that all participants be fully vaccinated and boostered. Also, please bring a rapid antigen test to self-administer upon arrival. The covid situation is constantly changing so stay tuned for updates on our policy. 


Amy Kisei, Sensei