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Sitting Meditation & Sesshins

See below for descriptions of half-day introductory and one-day offerings, as well as longer sesshins. Sesshin means to collect the heart/mind. We spend up to 7 days meditating, eating, and working in silence, devoting every aspect of the day to the realization of the Buddha Way. Sesshin meals are generally served and taken in the traditional oryoki style.


Saturday Half-Day Introductory Sittings at Green Gulch Farm
Select Saturdays, 9 am - 1:15 pm
A gentle introduction for beginning sitters.


One-Day Sittings at Green Gulch
Select Saturdays 5 am - 6 pm

One-day sittings at Green Gulch offer traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice.


Saturday Sittings with Edward Brown
Select Saturdays, 9 am - 5 pm

These sittings with Edward Brown include zazen, outdoor walking meditation, chi gung, talks, and discussion. Beginning and experienced students are welcome.


Seven-Day Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, GGF 11/30-12/7
led by Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson
November 30 - December 7, 2014
Sunday 3 pm - Sunday 2 pm


Seven-Day Sesshin at Green Dragon Temple, 3/29 - 4/5
led by Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder
Sunday, 3 pm - Sunday, 2 pm
March 29 - April 5, 2015

Prerequisite: at least one and preferably two one-day sittings at Green Gulch or City Center.