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Participants in the Long Summer Sesshin of June 2013
with Takamine Doyu Roshi and Tom Wright Sensei

Longer Retreats

*Please register at least one week in advance for retreats by contacting the registrar.

For more information please see Upcoming Events.

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2014 Special Events


Monthly Sesshin

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.

2014 Sesshin Schedule

Generally Friday 7:30pm to Sunday 3pm
Or approved partial attendance.

New Year's Crossover, Tue Dec 31st - Wed Jan 1st 2015

New Year's Crossover, Tue Dec 31st - Wed Jan 1st 2015

New Year's Eve: 8pm to 12:30am - Zazen, Burning Our Regrets, Bowing out 108 Rings of the Bell, Yogi Tea.

New Year's Day: 8am-11am New Year Chant, Asking Teacher Formal Question, Brunch.


Suggested Weekend Sesshin donation: $120, $85 (Friend)



What to Bring for Lay Retreats

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.


Mt. Equity Zendo offers Zen Meditation and the seamless practice of mindfulness.

For information on Mt. Equity's programs call 570-546-2784 or e-mail registrar.
Mt. Equity Zendo is located at 479 Village Rd. Pennsdale, PA 17756-7873