Beholding the Cries of the World

Residential Sesshin

Overnight retreats for intensive Zen practice, called sesshin, take place several times a year at retreat centers in the area.  Upcoming sesshins are announced in advance through our email mailing list, please join our email list if you are interested in these retreat announcements.

They are a powerful way to take the next step in Zen, and to connect to the power, strength, and support of the community.

If you are considering coming to your first sesshin, please talk to any of our teachers--especially if you're feeling daunted or intimidated by the prospect. (Sesshin are much more survivable than you may imagine!)

GBZC Residential sesshins are led by Josh Bartok, Kate Hartland, Laura Wallace, and others, and are scheduled for:

2019 Residential Sesshins

  • October 18-25, 2019 in Duxbury, MA
    Led by Josh Jiun Bartok, Roshi and Kate Kagen Hartland, Sensei

Click here for October Sesshin Information and Registration Form

  • December 13-16, 2019 in Madison, CT
    Led by Josh Jiun Bartok, Roshi, Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, Sensei, and others

2020 Residential Sesshins

  • March 27-29, 2020
    Led by Josh Jiun Bartok, Roshi, Doug Philips, and Mary Gates

Sesshins are also posted on our calendar.