Weekend Meditation Retreats

Upstate NY
Beautiful Valley: A Zen Retreat
Oct. 11-14
Chapin Mill Retreat Center near Batavia
Registration Closed

Chapin Mill Retreat Center sits on 135 tranquil acres with a spring-fed mill pond, large open meadows, a simple labyrinth, orchard and walking trails. Here, in a meditation center built expressly for Zen and surrounded by peak fall colors, we come together to practice the ancient Way. Suitable for all levels of practitioners, including beginners, the retreat includes sitting, chanting, walking meditation, Dharma talks and the opportunity to meet privately with a teacher.


Los Angeles
Bright Moon Weekend Retreat
Feb. 14-17, 2019
Hazy Moon Zen Center
Register by Email

This is a traditional three-day retreat based on the form established by Maezumi Roshi. It incorporates zazen, chanting services, work periods, dharma talks and formal oryoki meals. Suitable for all levels of practitioners. Register by email to Karen Maezen Miller or to the Hazy Moon. No advance registration fee is required.


Madison WI
Spring Wind: A Zen Retreat
April 11-14, 2019
Holy Wisdom Monastery
Registration not yet open


Beginner’s Mind One-Day Meditation Retreat

This one-day retreat combines the essential elements of the Zen tradition with the ease of casual instruction, informal dialogue and short, 20-minute meditation periods. You’ll come away with a complete taste of the Zen tradition: seated and walking meditation, services, mindful work and a dharma talk. A vegetarian lunch is provided. The cost is $40. The date for the next Beginner’s Mind retreat has not been set.