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Sesshin(Retreat) at Ryumonji

A sesshin (literally, “to gather the mind”) is a time when formal Zen practice is the primary focus of what we do. Sometimes these are informally called “retreats,” but in actuality they involve going forward into the heart of our lives.


Participation in sesshin is open to community members and others who have had some experience with Buddhist practice and meditation. Each sesshin offers an extended opportunity to settle the mind and body and open to the deep wisdom of human life. These are excellent opportunities to strengthen and deepen the practice of presence, including benefiting from the support of others.

Sesshin at Ryumonji


Friday, July 19, 5:30 P.M.–Sunday, July 21, 1:00 P.M.

Led by Rev. Shoken Winecoff, this sesshin will include a “Shuso” (head monk) ceremony, which is an important stage in traditional Zen training, and a “Shuso tea” the evening before.

Location: Ryumonji Zen Monastery in Northeastern Iowa

See for information about Ryumonji.

Fee: $175 (members $150) 


You may register online using one of the buttons below—select the option for  your preferred payment method (online or check).

Please register no later than Friday, July 12.

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