Commuter Retreats


"Every Day Is A Good Day"

"We can't do it by ourselves, and no one else can do it for us."
--from the Boundless Way Zen liturgy book

"Commuter retreats" are nonresidential multi-day intensives. They're practice opportunities similar to a day of sesshin. They run from 8am-6pm over one weekend. Like the zazenkai, commuter retreats include lunch practice together.  We will be asking retreat attendees to bring bag lunches and a teacup. We will provide hot water for tea.  (Participants should plan to eat breakfast and dinner at home.)

GBZC Commuter Retreats are scheduled for:

January 3-4, 2015: led by Josh Bartok & David Rynick
May 23-24, 2015: led by Josh Bartok, James Ford & Kate Hartland
September 5-6, 2015: led by Josh Bartok and Melissa Blacker

To register please use the online registration form at:

Lunch: Please bring a brown-bag lunch to eat Oryoki style.

Suggested donation: $150 for both days.
Or you may attend for a just a single day for $75.