Rohatsu Sesshin is a 7+day retreat in commemoration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.
It is an opportunity to come together to support one another in deepening our practice, to diligently care for and collect body and mind, and to discover anew, clarify, and actualize our ultimate concern. This sesshin employs traditional Sōtō Zen forms and a focus on the topic of our Practice Period - The 3-Fold Training of Sila, Samadhi, Prajna.
Rohatsu sesshin is open to everyone, and strongly encouraged for all Practice Period participants.
If this is your first retreat at AZC, or if your previous retreat circumstances have changed,
please fill out a Retreat Application HERE
When: Friday, Nov. 30- Saturday, Dec. 8
There will be an Oryoki training and orientation on Friday eve at 6pm.
Retreat Fees*: $425 members/$650 nonmembers
Partial Participation: $70/90 per day (members/nonmembers)
Oryoki - Rental: $10/Purchase: $45
* As always, AZC is committed to making the teachings available to everyone. To request financial assistance from our Scholarship Fund, or if you would like to donate to the Fund for others to be able to participate, please call Susan Hansen at 512-452-5777.
The Way is basically perfect and all-pervading. How could it be contingent upon
practice and realization? [...] cease from practice based on intellectual understanding,
pursuing words and following after speech, and learn the backward step that turns your
light inwardly to illuminate your self. Body and mind of themselves will drop away, and
your original face will be manifest. If you want to attain suchness, you should practice
suchness without delay.
- Dōgen Zenji, Fukanzazengi