Rohatsu Sesshin, Dec 5-11


Event Details

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7-Day Attendance: Sustaining: $600, Base: $510, Members (for 3 months): $300.
5Day Attendance: Sustaining: $500, Base: $425, Members (for 3 months): $250

Registration closed Monday, November 21st at midnight.

Brooklyn Zen Center will close its 2016 Fall Practice Period with a seven-day silent Rohatsu retreat with head teacher Teah Strozer from Monday, December 5th through Sunday the 11th. Please read the details of the schedule below.

The retreat will feature periods of sitting and walking meditation and dharma talks. There will also be an opportunity for participants to meet with teachers for private practice discussion. The schedule will go from 9am to 5pm on Monday and Tuesday, then 9am to 9pm on Wednesday through Saturday, and will be abbreviated (details to be announced) on the last day. No meals will be served on Monday and Tuesday. Vegetarian lunches and dinners will be served Wednesday through Saturday, and breakfast and lunch will be served on the last day.

On the last day of retreat there will be a ceremony for Yoko Ohashi.
It is the traditional culmination of a Practice Period with a Head Student.
Everyone is welcome to support her and enjoy the intimacy of this joyous event.

Rohatsu commemorates Buddha’s enlightenment, which he attained as the morning star rose on his last day sitting under the bodhi tree, and this retreat closes our fall practice period. Sitting at this time gives us all a chance to enter into silence and stillness in the midst of the heightened bustle of the holidays–and it’s a wonderful way to extend one’s sitting practice.

Partial scholarships are available for sitting retreats such as this one. To apply for a scholarship, please use this link. Scholarship applications are due by November 18th at midnight.

Please also note our cancellation policy: To request a refund for this event, you must notify BZC in writing at least one week before the beginning of the course or event. Refunds are issued for any and all cancellations up to seven days before an event less a $10 processing fee. Less than seven days before an event, we do not offer refunds. There are no refunds for events with registration fees under $50.

About Teah

Teah OneTeah is a Zen Buddhist priest, dharma teacher, and lineage-holder in the Soto Zen tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She received dharma transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman. Teah has been practicing meditation since 1967, lived at Tassajara Monastery for 11 years, and has studied directly under Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dainin Katagiri Roshi. Teah has taught for many years at the San Francisco Zen Center and also at the Bay School of San Francisco, where she served as the chaplain. She currently divides her time between San Francisco and Brooklyn, visiting our community throughout the year to teach and lead extended meditation retreats and practice periods.