Zen Mindfulness Meditation retreats offer us the opportunity to deepen our meditation practice and strengthen the awareness we carry into our everyday activities by setting aside time away from work, family, and other commitments to simply sit in silent meditation.
The schedule consists of seated meditation; walking meditation; work practice; rest periods; lectures; and private meetings with the teacher. We offer several two day and one five day retreats each year.
During our retreats, people who do not live within a 30-minute drive from the Center, sleep at the Center or are housed with our local members. They may also find accommodations on their own if they choose.
With all our retreats, we are flexible with the needs of individuals. If you have questions, contact the sesshin director listed on the form.
Zen Mindfulness Retreat for Beginners.
Sunday, February 22, 9am – 3:30pm
Have you been meditating for short periods of time and would like to experience sitting with a group in a retreat setting? This may be just the opportunity for you to do so. The day will be structured around short periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, a lecture and discussion.
Lunch is provided.
Please go to here to register. Be sure to write “Retreat for Beginners”and include your telephone number.
Retreats at the Bay Zen Center
|Retreats at Bay Zen Center||Application Due Date||Contact|
|January 24 7AM –
January 25 4:30PM
|January 16||Patrick Riley||pzriley [at] gmail [dot] com|
|March 21 7AM –
March 22 4:30PM
|March 13||Dan Birnbaum||dbirnbaum [at] fastmail [dot] fm|
|May 9 7AM-
May 10, 4:30PM
|May 1||Bill Press||billpress [at] gmail [dot] com|
|July 25 7AM –
July 26, 4:30PM
|July 18||Brent Beavers||rsg.way [at] gmail [dot] com|
|Oct. 4, 5PM –
Oct. 9, noon
|Aug.1||Bill Press||billpress [at] gmail [dot] com|
You may apply for retreats at any time before the deadline listed on the application, but the earlier, the better. Applicants from out of town will receive a letter or email informing them of their acceptance within a few days after their application is received. All others can assume that they have been accepted unless they hear from us within two days after the deadline date.