Sangha Weeks

A Sangha Week is a special week-long, publicly available Study Week that allows Dharma teachers and members of affiliated and other sanghas to practice together. They are typically led by a former or sitting Abbot or Abbess, or a visiting venerable teacher. We invite and welcome: Dharma teachers with their students who want to spend some time together; groups of sangha members without their teacher; and individual practitioners who wish to come alone or with a friend.

Sangha Week 1: Sunday, May 6 – Friday, May 11 with Kiku Christina Lehnherr
Sangha Week 2: Sunday, June 24 – Friday, June 29 with Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin

Participation in Sangha Week includes zazen (sitting meditation), Soto Zen services (chanting and bowing), taking up mindful work as practice, and studying the Dharma (Buddhist teachings). Participants attend morning meditation, eat breakfast and lunch with the students, and work 3½ hours daily; afternoons and evenings include free time, Dharma offerings, and activities. Dinner is provided in the guest dining room, and the majority of the housing accommodations are Shared Housing with other Sangha Week participants.

The rate for Sangha Week is $73.50 per person, per day, for shared guest accommodations. If you are traveling with a companion, private rooms may available for two. However, spaces are limited, and private housing may require paying the Standard overnight guest rate; please call Reservations at (888) 743-9362 to register.


Sangha Week, TJ 5/6 – 5/11

with Kiku Christina Lehnherr

Sangha Week, TJ 6/24 – 6/29

with Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin