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Seven-Day Rohatsu Sesshin 2013, CC 12/1-7

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Ryushin Paul Haller (Urban Temple Dharma Teacher)
led by Senior Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller
Sunday, December 1 - Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sesshin means to collect the heart-mind. This traditional Soto Zen meditation retreat includes oryoki meals, daily Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, and private interviews with senior teachers. The seven-day rohatsu sesshin commemorates Buddha's enlightenment and closes the Fall Practice Period.

Saturday, November 30:  Evening orientation for sesshin
  • Oryoki instruction at 5 pm
  • Dinner at 6 pm
  • Orientation for all participants 7:30 pm
Meals are included in the cost of sesshin. However, to receive your meals, you will need an oryoki set. You may bring your own or rent an oryoki set for the duration of sesshin. If you would like to rent oryoki please add the rent oryoki set fee to your reservation. To purchase your own oryoki set, contact the City Center Ino by email ().

Fee: $420; $378 current members; $336 limited income. Some partial scholarships available; see About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.

Optional overnight accommodations: $25, shared room; contact the shika (guest manager) at or call 415.354.0395.

Deadline for applying: Monday, November 25


To Register: Use the ticket table below for fees. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or local number (415.475.9362). If this is your first sesshin at City Center, please contact the ino (head of meditation hall) at 415.354.0391 or by email () prior to registering.

About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations

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Ryushin Paul Haller (Urban Temple Dharma Teacher)
Ryushin Paul Haller is a dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman and has taught at Zen Center for over 20 years. He served as abiding abbot at City Center from 2003 to 2012, and remains at City Center as urban temple dharma teacher. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he teaches throughout the US and Europe and has led mindfulness programs to assist with depression and recovery. Paul has also taught in prisons and has a long involvement with the Zen Hospice Project. He has been practicing yoga for 25 years.