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Introduction to a Zen Monastery Weekend

Friday, April 05, 2019 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Great Vow offers a modern, modified version of traditional Zen Buddhist monastic practice. 

This weekend is designed to give you a taste of meditation and mindfulness as practiced at Great Vow. A great introduction to the monastery, whether you are looking to begin a meditation practice or would like to deepen your practice in the support of the monastic environment. 

Meditation Instruction will be available Friday night for those new to meditation. 

The weekend includes about 6-8 hours of meditation spread throughout the weekend, mindful eating (oryoki instruction will be provided), temple care-taking, mindful work practice and our zen chanting services, as well as long stretches of noble silence and opportunities to connect in the afternoon and early evening on Saturday. Opportunities may be available to meet with a teacher one on one in Sanzen.

Come, re-align, re-center and rediscover peace of mind.

This is also a great opportunity to get to know the monastic community.

Sliding Scale Donation $100 - $200