Winter 2017 Practice Period at Tassajara

Led by Abiding Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn

January 5 – April 4, 2017
(Apply by November 9, 2016)

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*: $3600 US (plus $30 application fee), 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:

Application deadline: November 9, 2016.
Please send your application and $30 application fee** to:

ZMC Practice Period Applications Committee
Tassajara Winter 2017
c/o Seigen Johnson
San Francisco Zen Center
300 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

**All checks should be made out to Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

For further information, please contact Seigen Johnson, assistant to Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn, at 415.354.0393 or