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Winter Retreat: Appreciating Your Life Sesshin – Teachings from Taizan Maezumi Roshi

With Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Dorothy Dai En Friedman

January 11th-14th, 2018 at The Garrison Institute

“Practice is this life, and realization is this life, and this life is revealed right here and now.” —Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Sesshin is an opportunity to touch your essential nature and bring heart and mind together. It is the core of Zen practice. We will be exploring the Zen teaching of Taizan Maezumi Roshi, “Appreciate Your Life – The Essence of Zen Practice”.

Come deepen your vows to care for both yourself and your world at our Annual Martin Luther King Jr. weekend silent retreat. At this retreat, we will practice zazen together under the guidance of the core teachers of NYZCCC. The Dharma Talks will explore ways to cultivate fearlessness, courage, and joy. Each day consists of both sitting and walking meditation, yoga, dharma talks and one-on-one meetings with teachers.

Taizan Maezumi was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher and rōshi, a lineage holder in the Sōtō, Rinzai, and Sanbo Kyodan traditions of Zen. He is known as one of the first Japanese Zen masters to bring Zen to the west. He is the co-founder of a number of practice centers, including the Zen Center of Los Angeles, White Plum Asanga, Yokoji Zen Mountain Center and the Zen Mountain Monastery. Appreciate Your Life is his first collection of works and includes readings that portray Maezumi’s living presentation of his direct experience of Zen realization.

4 Days/ 3 Nights  Meals are included.

SINGLE: $660   DOUBLE: $550  TRIPLE: $490  

*Please not that the cost does not include Dana for the teachers.




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The Garrison Institute rests on the banks of the beautiful Hudson River and offers elegant accommodations, a stunning meditation hall and excellent vegetarian fare. It is conveniently located two hours north of NYC and is easily reachable via by car or train.