Summer Zen Retreat (Sesshin)

Saraha 2017 2

Topic: Mirror Zen of Tokeiji

Dates: Friday, July 29 (dinner) – Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (lunch).

Location: In-person about 40 minutes outside of Eugene (at Big Bear Retreat Center).

Lodging: Shared yurts, cabins, RV parking (w/o hook-ups), a few single sleeping huts, as well as plenty of camping spaces in the woods. Full-day commuting is also possible.

To Register: Fill out the contact form on this page. We’ll send you a registration form. You can also call email ( or call us with questions.

Cost: $400 covers your stay (camping or lodging), facility fee and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, plus tea/coffee and snacks. The cost is $60/day if commuting from town (no half days please). In addition, a donation/dana to the teacher is greatly appreciated.

Rough Retreat Schedule

5:30-6am – zen taiso and chanting

6-8am – zazen

8am – breakfast

9am – samu/work practice (outside on the center grounds)

10 – tea

10:30 – dharma talk and zazen

noon – lunch

1:30 – zen yoga and naikan/energy practice

3pm – zazen

4 – tea

4:30 – zazen

6pm – dinner

7:30 – zazen/sanzen

9pm – yaza (night sitting)