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Sponsored by Ancient Oaks
Open to experienced and beginning practitioners

Wednesday, October 25, 3pm to Sunday October 29, 3pm.
Participants flying in can arrive Tuesday, October 24.

Held at New Ebenezer Retreat Center, Rincon, GA (40 minutes from Savannah).
Cost for Full time attendance: $450- includes all vegetarian food, lodging, supplies, and programming.
Cost for One Day attendance: $85 includes vegetarian meals and program of the day
Cost for Online attendance: $75 most parts of the sesshin will be streamed (schedule provided to online participants)

Creating and Building a Zen Practice Community/Sangha

The third of the 3 Treasures of Buddhism:
“The purpose and power of a Zen practice community, Sangha, rests in the sacred nature of friendship. We develop friendship with the members of our community as the very embodiment of Zen. Friendship has four dynamic energies — commitment, openness, acceptance, and care. We extend these actions to one another as the dynamics of love that bring us together and support our efforts in the world.” Roshi Paul Genki Kahn


Space is limited to 20 in person participants. Full time participants have priority on a first come first serve basis. All registrations and payments for the 5-Day Retreat must be completed without exception by July 20, 2023, due to New Ebenezer Retreat Center regulations. Therefore Registration closes July 20th, 2023 or when full. Cancelations after July 25, 2023: no refund!

For practitioners in financial hardship, please reach out to inquire about scholarships or if you would like to set up a payment plan.
Please contact Genmitsu with any questions at

Please note: We can accommodate 12 people renting one cabin. We will need to rent a second cabin to include more participants. We can only do this if we get an additional 8 registrants or more.  Please register as early as possible.

We are exited to offer this to our Zen Garland Order and our Ancient Oaks Community

Genki, Genmitsu, Sansui

Register here:

Registration ends on July 16, 2023 due to the contract with the retreat center.

Full attendance: Please follow this link and make a one time donation of $450 before July 16th. You can process your payment through PayPal or with a credit or debit card:

Part time attendance as a commuter ($85/day): Please email and you will receive an online invoice.

Online attendance: Please donate $75 and email and you will receive the zoom link and the schedule for online participation.