Rohatsu Sesshin 2024


Retreat Dates: October 30 – November 3, 2024
Times: early Wednesday evening-Sunday at noon
Location: Wesley Gardens Retreat Center
Cost: $450- includes vegetarian meals, shared lodging, supplies, and programming
Registration: closes August 15th, 2024

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Please contact Genmitsu with any questions


October 30 - November 3, 2024
Wesley Gardens Retreat Center

Sponsored by Ancient Oaks
Open to experienced and beginning practitioners

Join the Zen Garland Order Community for a 5-day Zen retreat immersed in the peaceful, natural beauty of Wesley Gardens Retreat Center on Burnside Island in Savannah.

Guiding teachers at the retreat include: Roshi Paul Genki Kahn, Roshi Monika Genmitsu Kahn, Roshi Paul Kisho Stern, Sensei Trish Baishin Johnson and other Zen Garland Order teachers.

This retreat will allow you to settle in with a safe, supportive structure and under the guidance of a wonderful team of highly experienced teachers allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Zen practice. Most parts of the retreat, including meals will be in silence. The daily schedule for this retreat includes several periods of zazen/kinhin, private dialogue and interviews (dokusan) with teachers, Dharma talks, yoga and qi gong, engagement with the natural world, liturgy, work practice on the property, Zen Focusing and contemplative solitude. The design of this retreat is to support serious practitioners in deepening their practice across our ZGO Core Practices.

General Retreat Details: 
Each day will be designed to provide an intensive environment for practice that begins at 5:30 am each day and end at 8:00 pm each evening.
Previous meditation experience and the openness for personal developmental work required. Extended retreats can be challenging while they also provide the opportunity for growth and development.

The Zen Garland Order Teachers look forward to embracing our time together, to deepen and diversify our intimacy with ourselves and the world.