One-Day Meditation Retreats

How many days pass so quickly we hardly notice their passing? At a Zen retreat you will definitely notice what is going on!

A Zen retreat can be a life-changing experience. At a retreat we pay mindful attention throughout the day to our meditation, our breath, chanting, silent work, a silent meal… we slow down, but in the midst of discipline, and our minds and bodies have a chance to catch up with each other. Bright Way Zen holds retreats on Saturdays from 8:30am until 4:30pm approximately every other month. See the Event calendar for the dates of upcoming retreats.

Click the following links for more information: Retreat Schedule; Retreat Location, Cost & Registration. One-day retreats are sweet, brief versions of the longer (5-10 day) Zen meditation retreats called “sesshin,” but even in one day we experience, almost in microcosm, the things we experience in sesshin – albeit usually not as intensely. For more information on the Zen practice of sesshin, click here.

Note: before registering for retreats it is important that you have experience with meditation and will feel comfortable meditating for a total of about 3-4 hours during the retreat (in 20-30 minute blocks; chairs will be available). If you do not have experience with meditation, please come to one of our regular meetings first (arrive 30 minutes early and you can receive a brief introduction to zen meditation).