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, Diane Fitzgerald, James Cordova, Laura Wallace, Carol Morley, and others, and are scheduled for:

2020 Residential Sesshins

  • Mar 26-29, 2020 in Duxbury, MA - CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
    Led by Josh Jiun Bartok, Roshi, Kate Kagen Hartland, Sensei, and Dharma Holder Laura Yushin Wallace
  • July 7-12, 2020 in Lubec, ME  - CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
    Led by Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, Sensei and Kate Kagen Hartland, Sensei
  • October 22-25, 2020 in Duxbury, MA
    Led by Kate Kagen Hartland, Sensei, Dharma Holder Laura Yushin Wallace, and Dharma Holder Carol Honmei Morley
  • December 17-20, 2020 in Madison, CT
    Led by Josh Jiun Bartok, Roshi, Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, Sensei, and James Myosan Cordova, Sensei

Sesshins are also posted on our calendar.