3-Day Intensive Zen Retreat

The three-day (64 hour) retreat format is based on Daizan Roshi’s 3-Day Zen Intensives. These are grounded in the “group sanzen” format developed by Shinzan Roshi, together with the dyad work of Charles Berner. This creates a uniquely powerful combination. This format is suitable for those with no prior meditation experience, but can also be very powerful for those who have an on-going or developing practice. These retreats are designed specifically for you to find out your true nature – to find out who you really are (enlightenment or kensho in Japanese).

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3-Day Intensive Zen Retreat in McKenzie Bridge Oregon - Blue Cliff Zen Center


Upcoming Winter 2019 Retreat

  • Dates: Thursday, January 3 (6pm) – Sunday, January 6 (noon), 2019.

  • Location: St. Benedict Lodge in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

  • Accommodation/meals: $195. In addition to the accommodation/meal cost is a donation for the retreat itself. This is made depending on your means; we do not charge a fixed amount for these retreats. Suggested donation is $100-250.

  • Please plan to come for the entire retreat.

  • Impressions: “…filled with peaceful energy, and knowing it’s not just within me but everywhere. Heart open in every direction.”

  • “I feel relaxed, present, at ease, embraced, hopeful. I feel on the verge of an inner peace that has eluded me my entire adult life.”

  • “During the third day I felt a breakthrough into a new zone. Working with my koan helped me gradually shift my sense of self from my head to my heart, and my sense of being from definitional to embracing and inclusive of other people…”

  • “[I feel] gratitude for the privilege of being here in this process. Deep connection with Self and other people.”

  • “One of the most important events of my life.”



Fall 2018 Retreat

  • Led by Daizan Roshi from Zenways Sangha in London. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a wonderful teacher. Please come if you can!

  • Retreat is full. Please keep an eye out for the next one in January, 2019.

  • Location: Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon

  • Dates: Thursday, September 27 (6pm) – Sunday, September 30 (noon), 2018.

  • Accommodation/meals: $195. In addition to the accommodation/meal cost is a donation for the retreat itself. This is made depending on your means; we do not charge a fixed amount for these retreats. Suggested donation is $100-250.

  • Please plan to come for the entire retreat.


 


Spring 2018 Retreat

  • Location: St. Benedict in McKenzie Bridge, OR. Please see pictures below.

  • Dates: Thursday, May 10 (6pm) – Sunday, May 13 (noon)

  • Accommodation/meals: $215. In addition to the accommodation/meal cost is a donation for the retreat itself. This is made depending on your means; we do not charge a fixed amount for these retreats. Suggested donation is $75-150.

  • Please plan to come for the entire retreat.

Winter 2018 Retreat

  • When: Thursday, January 11 (6pm) – Sunday, January 14 (noon). 

  • Location: Location Camp Lutherwood. See pictures below.

  • Amount: Accommodation/meals are $195. In addition to the accommodation/meal cost is a donation for the retreat itself. This is made depending on your means; we do not charge a fixed amount for these retreats. Suggested donation is $75-150.

  • Please plan to come for the entire retreat.


Camp Lutherwood Oregon Pictures:


Fall 2017 Retreat

September 21 – 24, 2017, Camp Lutherwood Oregon

We are pleased to offer this special retreat on the Autumn Equinox, September 21-24, 2017 at Camp Lutherwood Oregon. This beautiful, peaceful setting is just a short 35 minute drive from Eugene on Hwy 36 between Fern Ridge and Triangle Lake.

  • Dates: UPDATED due to wildfire cancelation: Thursday, September 21 (6pm) – Sunday, September 24 (noon), 2017

  • Location: Camp Lutherwood Oregon near Fern Ridge Reservoir outside of Eugene

  • Details: Due to wildfire conditions in McKenzie Bridge we had to reschedule the 3-Day Intensive Zen Retreat. We offer our sincere apologies to those who have been inconvenienced by this change.

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