Overnight retreats for intensive Zen practice, called sesshin, take place from two to 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.
Our next residential retreat will take place at the Providence Zen Center in Cumberland RI June 23-30, 2023. Registration is now open, but closed on June 9. We will also offer 3-day residential retreats October 6-9 and during December. We have not yet set the location or dates for the December Rohatsu retreat. Registration usually opens about eight week before the start of a sesshin, and closes two weeks before. Scholarships are available, and carpooling from the Boston area is coordinated.
If you are considering coming to your first sesshin, please talk to any of our teachers or experienced students–especially if you’re feeling daunted or intimidated by the prospect. (Sesshin are much more survivable than you may imagine!)
Sesshins are also posted on our calendar.