Dates: 4 full days. Friday, July 28 (dinner) – Wednesday, August 2, 2023 (lunch).
Location: Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon (40 minutes west of Eugene)
Lodging: Shared yurts, shared cabins, RV parking (w/o hook-ups), single sleeping huts, and plenty of camping spaces in the woods. Full-day commuting also possible.
To Register: Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify this event in the Subject Heading. We’ll email you a registration form. Also feel free to 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.
"This retreat was incredibly healing, life-affirming, and peaceful. I feel like my soul has been recharged and it's really hard to put into words properly. I'm so thankful. I now have a clear way forward."
Sample Retreat Schedule
5am - wake up
5:30-6am – zen taiso (body exercise)
6-7:30am – chanting, meditation, and sanzen
7:30am – breakfast
8:30am – samu/work practice (outside on the center grounds)
9:45am – tea
10:15 – dharma talk and meditation
12:30 – lunch
1:30 – zen yoga
2:30pm – meditation
4 – tea
4:30 – meditation
6:30pm – dinner
7:30 – meditation/sanzen
9pm – yaza (night sitting)