led by Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts and Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder
Sunday, 3 pm - Sunday, 2 pm
March 30 - April 6, 2014
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
Sesshins are traditional Soto Zen meditation retreats that include formal zendo meals, Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, and private interviews with senior teachers. In order to understand the nature of our formal retreats, and to be clear about the details of the practice, please review a typical sesshin schedule, as well as our guidelines for zendo conduct. We ask those who attend sesshin to commit to following these guidelines and to participating in the schedule completely. If you have questions regarding the schedule or guidelines, please consult with the head of the meditation hall, the ino, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before completing your registration.
Prerequisite: at least one and preferably two one-day sittings at Green Gulch or City Center.
*If you have not participated in a San Francisco Zen Center sesshin before, please also communicate with the ino before registering.
Orientation will be at 3 pm, and oryoki instruction (use of eating bowls) will be at 4:30 pm on the first Sunday of the sesshin.
Meals are included in the cost of sesshin. However, to receive your meals, you will need an oryoki set. If you do not have a set, you will need to purchase one for an additional $55. To purchase your own oryoki set, contact the Green Gulch Farm Ino by email.
Fees: $595, $535 current SFZC members. (We offer a few partial scholarships for people with limited income. Please call the main office for details.) To Register:
Use the ticket table below (available soon). See prerequisite, above. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).
To register by check, please print and fill out a sesshin registration form Word
and mail it to Green Gulch Farm with full payment. Registration for the sesshin must be received by March 25, 2013.
SESSHIN CANCELLATION POLICY: 22 days or more in advance:
$50 21 days or less in advance:
50% of the total fee About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations
Eijun Linda Cutts (Central Abbess)
Eijun Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971, was ordained as a priest in 1975, and has resided at Green Gulch Farm since 1993. In 1996 Linda received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson. Having served as Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007, she was appointed Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in 2010, and Central Abbess of SFZC in 2014. She continues to teach and lead practice periods and retreats at Tassajara, Green Gulch, Mexico, Italy and elsewhere, and has been leading Yoga-Zen retreats and workshops for many years.
Furyu Nancy Schroeder (Abiding Abbess, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center)
A resident of Zen Center for over 35 years, in 2014 Furyu Nancy Schroeder became abiding abbess at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, where she lives with her partner, Dr. Grace Dammann, and their daughter, Sabrina. Fu has held most of the monastic positions at Zen Center and has been an active supporter of programs for children, people of color, the gay and lesbian community, and the interfaith community. In 2008 she was elected to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame, and in 2010 she was appointed to the Board of the Marin Community Foundation. She received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1999.