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Zazenkai (All-Day Retreat) – Dirt + Cloud Zendo

Grief as Love in the Face of Loss Support Group
Zazen & Chanting - Cloud Zendo


Zazenkai means “sitting together.” Regular, prolonged periods of zazen are central to Zen practice, and sitting together builds Sangha.

Please join us for this all-day Zazenkai, which will include lots of zazen as well as chanting, formal meals, silent work practice, mondo (formal Dharma question-and-answer), rest, and formal tea.

Full-time participation is encouraged; it can be difficult to carve out time from a busy modern life for spaciousness and silence, but that’s exactly the point! Part-time participation is also welcome.


Click here for the Zazenkai Schedule, translated into 7 time zones from Hawaii to the UK!


Join us in the Dirt Zendo if you can (click here for our COVID policies) or the Cloud Zendo. If you are sitting the retreat at home, we have recommendations for how to make more of retreat container in your own space. If you live alone or your family members/housemates are agreeable, consider maintaining silence throughout the retreat schedule. It is also highly recommended you take yourself “offline” for the duration – no computer use (except for the retreat Zoom), no social or mass media, and put your phone on airplane mode or turn it off.

Suggested donation for the Zazenkai (but pay what you can, according to our Suggested Contribution policy):

  • Dirt Zendo Full Day (with meals): $50
  • Cloud Zendo Full Day: $25
  • Part-time in either Cloud or Dirt Zendo: Contribute what seems right


Click here to Register & Donate

Grief as Love in the Face of Loss Support Group
Zazen & Chanting - Cloud Zendo

You can join us in our Cloud Zendo (Zoom) or Dirt Zendo (our physical space). Everyone attending the Dirt Zendo needs to submit proof of full vaccination, including at least one booster shot. Masks are optional but we support your choice to wear one.

Before attending one of our meetings in person, see our COVID updates page for more instructions. See our Online Practice page for how to join us in the Cloud Zendo.

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