August Three-Day Sesshin, GGF 8/22 – 8/25

Led by Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder

Thursday, August 22, 7 pm – Sunday, August 25, noon

Registration deadline August 10

The August Three-Day Sesshin at Green Gulch Farm offers an entry into intensive sesshin retreat practice for those new to it, and a chance for more experienced sitters to touch into the sesshin body/heart/mind.

Participants are welcome to arrive as early as 3:00 pm on Thursday, and the sesshin will begin on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm with an orientation. Friday and Saturday will be full days of formal sitting with instruction, Dharma Talks, and services. The sesshin will conclude on Sunday with early morning sitting followed by the public Sunday program, including the Dharma talk and lunch.

All meals during this sesshin will be eaten in silence in the Green Gulch Dining Room.

Participants in this sesshin are encouraged to first participate in a One-Day Sitting at Green Gulch Farm, and are expected to have previously participated in a Half-Day Sitting or to have comparable experience with Zen meditation and forms. If you have questions about your participation in this sitting, please contact the Ino, Head of the Meditation Hall, at [email protected].


To register for this sesshin, begin by completing this registration form.

Once you have been approved for the sesshin, you will be directed to contact the main office ([email protected], 415-383-3134) to pay the fees.


The fees for this Three-Day Sesshin vary by type of housing requested. Housing preferences are handled on a “first come, first served” basis. Some housing options may not be available at all during some sesshins.

Student Housing, Shared Room – $300
Student Housing, Single Room $360
Guest House, Shared Room $360
Guest House, Single Room $425

SFZC Members receive at 10% discount on all the above rates.

A partial scholarship may be available for those with limited income. Please contact the main office for details.

About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations