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Retreats

Restore and invigorate your mind and body through deep engagement with the practice of your choice. We invite you to join our renowned teachers to explore the variety of ways that Zen Buddhism and other spiritual traditions can inform and enrich your life. Whether you attend a yoga, cooking, or artistic retreat, when combined with the awareness cultivated through Zen meditation, your experience of one tradition is enriched by the other. Although there will be scheduled time for practice in the tradition you have chosen, all retreats include plenty of free time to enjoy the baths, hike, or simply rest and savor a cup of tea.

Select a theme to find out more about the retreats we offer at Tassajara.

Body and Mind: Yoga, Healing, Awareness, Qi

Yoga, Healing, Awareness, Qi
Yoga, Healing, Awareness, Qi
Yoga, Healing, Awareness, Qi

Engaging Earth: Nature, Wildflowers, Culinary Arts

Spiritual Practice: Buddhism, Loving Kindness, Interfaith

Mindful Living: Livelihood, Visioning, Leadership, Well-being

Creative Expression: Visual Arts, Poetry, Music


Retreats begin with meditation instruction at 4:00pm on your day of arrival.


July 2014
07/23 - 07/27 Tassajara Study Week: Aspiration of the Awakened Heart, How a Drop of Water Enters the Ocean
07/25 - 07/29 Tassajara True Body, True Self: Radical Presence through Zen and Yoga
07/29 - 08/03 Tassajara The Healing Power of Stillness: Restorative Yoga and Zen
07/29 - 08/03 Tassajara Being Bodhisattvas: Cultivating a Boundless Heart

August 2014
08/03 - 08/08 Tassajara Stepping Back—Stepping In
08/08 - 08/11 Tassajara True Person Retreat: Discovering the Life You’re Meant to Live
08/08 - 08/11 Tassajara A Weekend of Veda and Zen
08/11 - 08/14 Tassajara Dragon Song – A Zen and Vinyasa Yoga Retreat
08/14 - 08/17 Tassajara The Zen Poetry of Philip Whalen and Wallace Stevens
08/14 - 08/17 Tassajara Touching Earth, Creating Space: A Yoga and Zen Retreat
08/21 - 08/24 Tassajara Balanced and Awake: Zen and Yoga to Harmonize Mind and Body
08/25 - 08/29 Tassajara Dana Paramita – Cultivating the Generous Heart
08/29 - 09/01 Tassajara Presenting Suzuki Roshi's Teachings
08/29 - 09/01 Tassajara Body-and-Mind Study of the Way

September 2014
09/01 - 09/04 Tassajara Bringing Yoga and Zen Home: Creating and Sustaining a Home Practice
09/01 - 09/04 Tassajara Courage and Intimacy: Exploring Women’s Teachings
09/04 - 09/07 Tassajara Manifesting the Wisdom of the Body: A Zen Mind, Yoga Body Retreat
09/04 - 09/07 Tassajara Getting to What Matters: More Love, Less Stuff
09/11 - 09/14 Tassajara The Mind and Body of Practice in Zen and Yoga