Yearlong Retreat

"In this way, I do most deeply vow to train myself." — Daily Recollection
When we recite these words before the first sit of the day, we are affirming a commitment to a way of life focused on Practice. As elite athletes of Awareness Practice, we acknowledge that we are in training. We practice turning the attention away from the voices of egocentric karmic conditioning/self-hate to being here, now, in this present moment. What is the experience of living in the moment? In the coming year, we get to explore together as a Sangha how to train to live in thisherenow, in each moment. 

Join us for a free video workshop with Cheri to kick off our 2015 practice focus. The practice theme for the year is "Training to Live in ThisHereNow."

Yearlong Retreat - A la cart registration open

 
 
The Visiting Monk Program
The Visiting Monk Program is our most advanced and challenging training opportunity. Read More...
 
 
There Is Nothing Wrong With You
This is the challenging, joyous, fulfilling, courageous, demanding, loving, kind, and compassionate work of freeing oneself from the ravages of conditioning and self-hate. It is a great first retreat, a prerequisite to many of our other retreats, and well worth repeating--often.

June 13-20 - Zen Monastery Peace Center - Registration has closed
 
  In This Way I Do Most Deeply Vow to Train Myself Retreat
This new offering will focus on the importance of training in spiritual practice and will have all the elements we traditionally offer and more, including great food, fabulous location, and guidance with Cheri.

April 21-25, North Carolina - Registration has closed
June 29-July 3, Zen Monastery Peace Center - Registration has closed
July 6-10, Menlo Park, California - Register

August 31 - September 4, Pennsylvania - Register
 
 
Taking Practice to Sangha
Cheri and senior monks will be facilitating workshops around the country. Don’t miss a workshop in your neighborhood.

August 30 - Workshop with Cheri in Harrisburg, PA
September 12 - Art and Heart with Sequoia Seaborn, 10-4, in the Bay Area 
 
 
Your Practice (Visiting Monk training)
Give yourself the gift of a week long immersion in a monastic setting to deepen your practice.

May 2-9 - Registration has closed
 
 
Precepts Retreat (a Monastery retreat)
This retreat is reserved for those who have been practicing with our Sangha for some time and wish to deepen their practice by accepting the Precepts as the central focus of life. We will explore how the Precepts help us align with the deepest desires of our heart and to experience compassion, acceptance, and freedom.

October 7-14
 
 
2015 New Year's Retreat in Menlo Park, California
There's an adage that states, "How you end one year is how you will spend the next." As Sangha we want to spend each moment practicing conscious, compassionate awareness. Welcome in a new year of practice with Sangha.

December 27 - January 1
 
 
Reflective Listening Buddies Program
This program offers the opportunity to connect with a participant in another part of the country (or another country) weekly for 30 minutes of practice support.

April 15 - July 14 - Registration has closed     July 15 - October 14     October 15 - January 14 
 
 
Email Classes
Email classes are a perfect opportunity to deeply explore an aspect of practice. Assignments on the topic of the class are emailed twice weekly. You then work on the exercises, send in what you see, and receive guidance. Exchanges are posted anonymously so all participants can benefit from what Sangha is seeing and the Guide is offering in response.
 
May 15 - June 9 - Register    July 31 - August 25    October 30 - November 23
 
 
Guidance Days
Guidance Day offers an opportunity to schedule a phone guidance session with a monk or senior practitioner. 

December 19
 
 
Stop Drop and Text
We often say "how you do anything is how you do everything." Through sending text messages, Stop, Drop & Text encourages mindfulness of "how you do" daily life.

April 27-May 23 - Registration has closed   June 8-July 4    July 28-August 22
September 15-October 10     November 2-28     December 14-26

 

 

Mark Your Calendar!
 
15th Annual Golden Gate Bridge Walk in San Francisco - celebrating the Project.

October 3, 2015





 

 
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