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Rohatsu Retreat

December 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - December 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am

Guest Talk: Ryushin Creedon
Segaki/Sejiki Festival

Monday Dec. 7th, 7pm – Sunday Dec. 13th, 8:30am


Bright Way Zen will be gathering on Zoom for Rohatsu retreat this year. Rohatsu retreat celebrates the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha 2500 years ago, and is traditionally the quietest and most intense retreat of the year in the Zen tradition.


While nothing can replace being together in person – sharing space, meals, zazen, ritual, and work – there is also something sweet about creating an intersection between your home practice and the deep stillness of retreat.


You are welcome to participate in the schedule as you are able and want to, but for the full retreat experience you are encouraged to consider:


♦ Making vows ahead of time regarding what your retreat will look like

♦ Maintaining as much silence as possible, given your living situation and work and family obligations

♦ Going off-line – for the duration, if you can, or at least minimizing any extra interruptions, news consumption, or online entertainments

♦ Keeping your work and rest periods simple



Retreat Cost

Suggested contribution for retreat participation is $25/day, but we will not turn anyone away for lack of funds, so please pay what you can (according to our Suggestion Contribution policy). If you only attend part of the day, or if you prefer to maximize your monthly membership donation to cover retreats, donate as you feel is appropriate.

Retreat Registration

Submit registration below, but when the time comes, please feel welcome to join us for parts of the retreat without registration or prior notice.


Paypal link for retreat if you would like to pay ahead of time:

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us.

Guest Talk: Ryushin Creedon
Segaki/Sejiki Festival


December 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
December 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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Domyo Burk


Bright Way Zen
12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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