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Wholehearted Sesshin: Summer Silent Retreat at Garrison Institute

Wednesday, August 2nd - Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

with Chodo Robert Campbell, Koshin Paley Ellison, Dorothy Dai En Friedman, and José Shinzan Palma

Join us for an eight-day intensive silent retreat focusing on rediscovering our values and living life to the fullest.


We each have an enormous capacity for love — a deep well from which we can draw compassion and support for ourselves and for others. Teachings on the Precepts are both simple and transformative and are an invitation to close the gaps we create between ourselves and others — to wholeheartedly wake up to ourselves and to the world around us.


Noble Silence is observed throughout the daily schedule of sitting and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, personal interview with a teacher, and body practice.


Summer Sesshin culminates with a Jukai Ceremony where Formal Soto Zen Students of Koshin and Chodo Sensei receive the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts. This is a culmination of Formal Zen Students steady engagement in practice and serving the New York Zen Center sangha, attending two prior NYZC sesshin, a year of precept study and a deepening relationship with their teacher.


August 2 2023
August 9 2023
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