"We can't do it by ourselves, and no one else can do it for us."
--from our liturgy book
"Commuter retreats" are non-residential multi-day intensive practice periods. They are opportunities similar to a day of sesshin. They typically run from 8am-6pm over one weekend. Like the zazenkai, commuter retreats include lunch practice together. We ask retreat attendees to bring a bag lunch 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:
- February 16-18, 2019
Led by Josh Jiun Bartok, Roshi & Kate Kagen Hartland, Sensei
- June 29-30, 2019
Led by Josh Jiun Bartok, Roshi and TBA
More information is available at our commuter retreat information page.
Lunch: Please bring a brown-bag lunch to eat Oryoki style.
Suggested donation: $50 for each full day; $25 for each half-day
Sliding scale available. Please never let money keep you away. All are welcome, regardless of means.