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Winter Sesshin: Appreciate Your Life

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

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

Sesshin means “touching the heart-mind”. It is a cornerstone of Zen practice. Sesshin is an intensive practice period offering an opportunity to experience your essential nature.

Join NYZCCC’s Guiding Teachers Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison along with their teacher, Sensei Dorothy Dai-En Friedman to explore and deepen your practice.

Our 2018 Winter Sesshin will draw on the teachings of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and his collection of talks Appreciate Your Life – The Essence of Zen Practice. Maezumi is one of the first Zen masters to bring Zen to the west and is the founder of the White Plum Lineage of which NYZCCC is a member.

Each day of the Sesshin includes periods of zazen and walking meditation, dharma talk, an opportunity for a one-on-one meeting (dokusan) with a teacher, as well as periods of exercise and rest. We do Sesshin as a community drawing on the vital and mutual support of others practicing together in silence.

4 Days/ 3 Nights  Meals are included.

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




Sustaining Members at the $108 and $216 levels receive a 10% discount
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The Garrison Institute, situated on the banks of the Hudson River, offers a beautiful and peaceful environment for retreat as well as nourishing, well-prepared vegan and vegetarian meals. The Institute is conveniently located in Garrison, NY, 90 minutes north of New York City and is easily accessible via Metro North or by car.