Join Rev. Doshin Mako Voelkel and other AZC sangha members for a unique opportunity to work and practice together at our parent temple in California, and to connect deeply to our social, cultural and religious heritage. Together we will be joining the Tassajara residents in the daily schedule of zazen, service, work, and meals. There are very limited spaces.
Full Week Retreat Fees: $175 members/ $250 nonmembers*
* includes travel to/from SFO to Tassajara; room & board while at Tassajara. This does NOT include airfare or Teacher Dana.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants are responsible for their own airfare from AUS to SFO. Please plan to arrive at SFO by no later than 10 am on Friday 4/10, and plan to depart from SFO no earlier than 3 pm on Thursday 4/16.
To Register: contact the AZC Administrator to make a $75 deposit (refundable until 4/1/20) to hold your place on the list. Please confirm all travel info before April 1st, providing flight numbers and times.
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, located deep in the Ventana Wilderness area of the Los Padres National Forest, southeast of Carmel California, is the oldest Sōtō Zen Buddhist monastery in the United States. Following the Summer Guest Season the temple opens for a brief Work Period before the monastic Practice Period begins, when volunteers assist with the maintenance of Tassajara. These are energetic times with an emphasis on work practice and community living. The work day is 6 ½ hours. Vegetarian meals and shared accommodations are included. We will be working and meeting as a group while also joining residents in the daily schedule:
Tassajara Daily Schedule:
- 5:50am Wake-up bell
- 6:00am Zazen & Service
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:30am Work Meeting
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Work Meeting
- 4:30pm End Work/Bath-time
- 5:50pm Evening Service
- 6:00pm Supper
- 8:00pm Zazen
- 9:15pm Firewatch