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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.


May 2014
05/01 - 05/04 Tassajara The Nature of Zen
05/01 - 05/08 Tassajara Zen and Swimming Dragon Taichi
05/03 - 05/08 Tassajara Sangha Week with Kiku Christina Lehnherr
05/05 - 05/08 Tassajara Aligning with Stillness: Embody Freedom and Vitality through Yoga and Zen
05/08 - 05/12 Tassajara Wildflowers and Birds of Tassajara
05/08 - 05/12 Tassajara Healing with Qigong
05/11 - 05/16 Tassajara Sangha Week with Do-On Robert Thomas
05/12 - 05/15 Tassajara The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and Recovery: Awakening Fully to Our Lives
05/18 - 05/23 Tassajara Healing Body, Mind and Heart: Prajna Yoga and Zen Meditation
05/20 - 05/23 Tassajara The Zen of Baking
05/23 - 05/28 Tassajara Words Under the Words
05/28 - 06/01 Tassajara Finding Balance in a Difficult Profession: A Retreat for Lawyers
05/28 - 06/01 Tassajara Enter the Dharma Gate of Repose and Bliss: A Zen Meditation and Triputi Yoga Therapeutics Retreat

June 2014
06/01 - 06/05 Tassajara Study Week: Warm Hand to Warm Hand: Creating Connection, LGBTIQ
06/02 - 06/05 Tassajara Messages from Our Bodies, Messages from Our Life
06/05 - 06/08 Tassajara Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: The Mindful Leader
06/05 - 06/08 Tassajara Energy and Inquiry: The Merging Paths of Zen and Yoga
06/08 - 06/12 Tassajara Learning To Sit, Learning To Draw, Learning To See
06/08 - 06/12 Tassajara Meditation, Mindfulness and Songwriting
06/12 - 06/16 Tassajara Readiness of Mind: Lifestream of Yoga Nourishment Weekend
06/12 - 12/15 Tassajara Loving the Mountains: A Zen Photography and Hiking Retreat
06/16 - 06/19 Tassajara Reconnecting with the Flow of Life: A Yoga and Zen Retreat
06/19 - 06/22 Tassajara Satori and Salutations: Opening to the Heart of Zen and Yoga
06/19 - 06/22 Tassajara Zen y Yoga en Español, una buena combinacion para liberar tu mente
06/22 - 06/27 Tassajara Brush Mind
06/27 - 06/30 Tassajara Zen in the Kitchen
06/27 - 06/30 Tassajara Return to a Pure Mind and Joyful Heart: Practice and Breath in Zen, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga
06/30 - 07/03 Tassajara Mindfulness and Zen Meditation: Opening and Closing, Like Bird Wings

July 2014
07/03 - 07/06 Tassajara The Healing Power of Stillness: Restorative Yoga and Zen
07/06 - 07/11 Tassajara Practicing Poetry, Practicing Compassion
07/11 - 07/13 Tassajara Deep Restoration, Deep Healing: A Zen Mind, Yoga Body Retreat
07/13 - 07/18 Tassajara Stepping Back-Stepping In
07/14 - 07/18 Tassajara Study Week: Contemporary Practice and the Fourth Monk
07/18 - 07/25 Tassajara The Spirit of Practice: Christian and Zen
07/18 - 07/20 Tassajara Being Grace - Finding Effortlessness in All Things: A Yoga and Zen Meditation Retreat
07/20 - 07/25 Tassajara Thriving in Uncertainty: A Workshop in the Mindfulness Practice of Sensory Awareness
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