September 24 - December 20, 2012
led by Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky
Tassajara’s ninety-day practice period follows the traditional Soto Zen monastic schedule. The practice period is an opportunity for experienced practitioners to join with the Tassajara community in intensive practice at Zen Mountain Center (Zenshinji).
Prerequisite for practice at Tassajara is completion of at least one residential practice period at San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center or Green Gulch Farm; or equivalent experience.
Practice Period fees: $3430* US, which covers room, board, and tuition. Payment in full is required upon arrival at Tassajara unless another arrangement is made in advance with the director. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer financial scholarships for practice periods. However, a scholarship (which includes room, board, and tuition) may be earned by participating in the Work Practice Apprenticeship Program.
*As the basic operating expenses for the practice period are in excess of $4500 per student, please feel free to donate more if you are able.
Important Practice Period Documents:
Note new deadline date: Applications must be received by August 6, 2012.
NOTE: All applicants will be notified by mid-August. If you need to know before then regarding acceptance, please indicate that at the end of the application.
Please send your application and fee* to:
Assistant to Central Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky
ZMC Practice Period Applications Committee
300 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
*All checks should be made out to Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.
For further information, please contact Myoki Stewart at 415.354.0380, or by email.
Central Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky
Myogen Steve Stücky has been practicing Zen since 1971 with various teachers including Richard Baker, Dainin Katagiri, Robert Aitken, and Tenshin Anderson. He received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1993. He became co-Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in February 2007 and in 2010 became Central Abbot as a part of restructuring the abbacy.