Walking the Ancient Way

Walking the Ancient Way
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:00pm - Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 1:00pm
Price: $365 ($300 for members, $180 reduced rate) + dana


Zazen takes time and deep zazen which leads to insight takes more time. This 10-day intensive retreat offers the opportunity to discover places of deep stillness and wonder. In this sesshin we will follow a different schedule with more zazen than our other sesshin. Come and rest in the true source of your being.

Due to the intentional rigor of this sesshin, participants must have attended at least one six day sesshin at either Great Vow or another training center. If you have questions about this please email the registrar.


$50 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your space - balance due on arrival.

Hogen Bays, Zen Teacher

Hogen Bays, Zen Teacher

Hogen Bays began practicing in 1968 with Philip Kapleau, Roshi and was part of the residential staff at the Zen Center of Rochester in Rochester, New York until 1975.

He lived and trained at the Zen Center of Los Angeles under the direction of Taizan Maezumi , Roshi from 1980-1984. In 1990 he took Tokudo, Priest’s Ordination, with Maezumi Roshi. After advice and consultation with Harada, Roshi and other Zen teachers, in 2000 he received Dharma Transmission from Chozen, Roshi.

Since 1990 Hogen has continued his Zen studies with Rinzai Zen teacher Shodo Harada Roshi, abbot of Sogen-ji monastery in Japan and One Drop Zendo in Tahoma, Washington.

He has been a leader of the Zen Community of Oregon since 1985 and worked full-time for the sangha since 1997. He is co-abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery.

Hogen holds a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Master’s Degree (MS) in Psychology. He worked for the Oregon Department of Corrections for 15 years.