*Please register at least one week in advance for retreats by contacting the registrar.
2015 Special Events
Please RSVP by contacting the registrar.
Sesshin deepens our Zen Meditation more than any other
form of retreat. The word “Sesshin” literally means
“touching the heart/mind.” To make profound changes
in our mind and in our everyday world, Sesshin is essential.
Practicing together with a teacher and community brings equanimity
to our life.
Prior experience with other retreats at MEZ is necessary before
doing a full Sesshin, though with prior approval there is the
possibility of doing a partial Sesshin.
Sesshin is usually the third weekend of each month, Friday 7:00
p.m. – Sunday 3:00 p.m., but please note certain exceptions,
such as the Long Summer Sesshin and the Year-End Sesshin.
2015 Sesshin Schedule
Generally Friday 7:30pm to Sunday 3pm
Or approved partial attendance.
July 24th ~ 26th (led by Nanshin)
September 18th ~ 20th (led by Tokuen)
November 20th ~ 22nd (led by Daijun)
For more information please contact the registrars.
Please bring toiletries, comfortable clothes in subdued colors (no
shorts, tank tops or tights), rain gear, work clothes, and your own
sheets or sleeping bag. No fragrances, accessories, or pets. Clothing
should have a quiet dignity suited to visiting a sanctuary. Leave
behind all electronics, including cell phones, during your
retreat. During long-term practice, there is an alotted time for
the use of electronic devices.