Ango – Spring 2020

2020 Spring Ango Practice Period- February 23 – June 10

Full-Day Zazenkai Retreats (held at Manitou Center in Winona)

Sunday, February 23 (Opening Ango Ceremony after regular sitting)
Sunday, March 1
Sunday, March 29
Sunday, April 26
Sunday, May 17

***(all full-day retreats are 5:30 am to 6:00 pm)

Ango participants:

  • Commit to part or full-time attendance in most of our retreat days offered monthly February through May.
  • Commit to a continuous regular practice in the areas you have self-selected to develop in your personal practice.
  • Take on a service project that will take place over the course of the Ango period.
  • This service project can take on a variety of community, family, personal needs.  Examples might include volunteering at the warming house, taking on volunteering as a reading buddy at a school, helping shovel in your neighborhood…the scope and specifics are of course yours to determine.

The idea in all of these commitments is to set realistic, accomplishable goals that can help you to establish, strengthen or deepen your practice.  Additionally, these commitments allow you to see how your practice interweaves in meaningful ways in the contexts of your life.

The cost of attending Ango 2020 is $175 for full practice and retreats, including meals, snacks, tea, etc.

Cost of attending only full day zazenkai retreat-$60.
You are also welcome to attend any of these retreats full or part-time without joining Ango!

If you have questions or to sign up contact Paul Kisho Stern at or 507.961.5665.

*Register online by clicking


Mar 29 2020


5:30 am - 6:00 pm


Dharma River


Dharma River Temple – Minnesota
686 W. 5th Street Winona, MN 55987