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Oceans of Compassion: A Beach Clean-up Meditation Retreat

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00 pm

In conjunction with the SOLVE Oregon Beach Cleanup, you’re invited to join the Zen Community of Oregon for a weekend retreat in service to the Earth. 

Take a weekend to connect with the Sangha at the Monastery and on the Coast. With a relaxed schedule and opportunity for socializing, there will be sitting times, Dharma talks, and practices to take with you into the clean-up.  We will focus on themes of Compassion, listening practice, our precious living earth and waters, and the Bodhisattvas who look after them. 

The Monastery will be our homebase, where you can sleep indoors or camp on the grounds. After breakfast on Sat. at Great Vow we will spend the day at Ft. Stevens where we have reserved a picnic shelter for meals, activities and as a base to participate in the Beach Cleanup there.  Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

The SOLVE Beach Cleanup takes place on Saturday September 21st from 10a - 1p

Register for the clean-up here

If you don't already have an account, create one here

Then complete SOLVE registration here

Check the box:  “I am registering myself as part of a group" and select Zen Community of Oregon. The online registration includes an e-waiver. If you can't sign up online, you can also sign up at the registration table the day of the event.

For a map of Fort Stevens State Park click here: 

If you’re camping, BRING:
Sleeping Pad, Sleeping Bag, Pillow
Camp chair (optional)
Oryoki (set if you have one)
Water bottle
Comfortable clothing, layers in case of warm, cool, or rainy weather
Additional snack food if desired

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016
$150 if registered before Aug 20; late registration $200