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'Stopping' Retreat with Zen Priest Valorie Beer


  • Sea Ranch California (map)

Join us for a 3, 5, 7, or 9 day gentle 'stopping' meditation retreat with Zen priest Valorie Beer in Sea Ranch. 

July 16-25, 2015 / Register Online  / email info@zazensf.com
Sea Ranch, California
With Zen Priest Valorie Beer

Limited to 7 participants
Flexible arrival and departure dates: between July 16-25
Flexible duration: 3, 5, 7, 9 days
Healthy and mindful food prepared/included
Single room rate: $140 per night
Shared room rate: $110 per night
Outdoor camping; $35 per night

Proposed daily schedule and guidelines:

  • For the first two days of your time at the retreat, please refrain from reading, writing, listening to music. Come to a complete stop.
  • For the duration of your time at the retreat, please refrain from intoxicants and caffeine, and from using electronic devices. If you must make or take a phone call, please do so away from the group so that your conversation will not disturb others.
  • We will practice in warm, supportive silence (smiles and eye contact are OK!). Meals will be silent.

Schedule

6:30 - 7:30 a.m. - Sitting/walking meditation (indoors)
7:30 a.m. - morning chant
7:45 a.m. - breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Sitting/walking meditation (indoors)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Full attention practice (outdoors)
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Sitting/walking meditation (indoors)
11:45 a.m. - midday chant
Noon - lunch

Afternoon: Rest, hike, practice discussions with retreat leader

4:45 - 5:45 p.m. - Sitting/walking meditation (indoors)
5:45 p.m. - evening chant
6:00 p.m. - dinner

7:30 p.m. - Words of encouragement, Q&A, group discussion
8:15 p.m. - Sitting meditation
8:45 p.m. - night chant
9:00 p.m. - Good night