Summer Work Practice
April 5 – September 25, 2019
The Summer Work Practice Program provides a wonderful opportunity for living and working within a community where the foundation is Zen meditation. The focus of our practice in the summer is work. Life here is intense and physically demanding, requiring a high degree of self-discipline and self-motivation. At the same time, work practice offers many opportunities for studying the self, cultivating dharma relationships with other students and teachers, and practicing in a deeply supportive natural environment. Tassajara’s work-practice approach is based on the teachings of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.
Located approximately two hours by car southeast of Carmel, California, the only vehicle access to Tassajara is via a 14-mile dirt road.