January 2018 Intensive at Green Dragon Temple, GGF 1/6 – 1/28

Led by Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson
Saturday, January 6 (arrival day) – Sunday, January 28

Face to Face Transmission Is the Buddha Mind Seal

This three-week retreat offers an opportunity for experienced meditators to join the Green Gulch staff in a period of intensive residential practice. Our schedule will include morning, afternoon, and evening zazen; oryoki meals; work periods; Dharma talks; and group discussions. There will also be formal and informal meetings with teachers, and classes given by the leader of the Intensive. The Intensive will conclude with a five-day sesshin.

Sample Schedule & Guidelines: [Word] [PDF]

To Apply:


  • Non-refundable application fee: $30. This fee can be paid by check or online using this button: 
  • Intensive fees*:
    • $1,070 – shared student housing
    • $1,365 – shared guest housing
    • $1,815 – private guest housing (if available)
    • Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card in US DOLLARS ONLY. Green Gulch cannot accept payment in foreign currencies.
    • Some partial scholarships may be available upon request. Contact the Green Gulch Farm director (ggfdirector@sfzc.org).
    • Please contact the GGF Director's Assistant at ggfdirectorassist@sfzc.org if you need an early acceptance notification to book flights and make similar arrangements.

Deadline for applications: November 21. Late applications will be considered in mid-December, if space allows.

*The fees for the Green Gulch Farm January Intensive do not fully cover the cost of maintaining Green Gulch Farm during the month of January. Please consider making a donation to San Francisco Zen Center to support the Intensive and the precious training and teachings offered at Green Gulch Farm–Green Dragon Temple, now and in the future.
Thank you.