Spring Ango


Ango (安居) is a three-month period of intense training for students of Zen Buddhism, lasting anywhere from 90 to 100 days.

The practice during ango consists of meditation (zazen), study, and work (samu).

At Zen Garland, ango is typically held twice a year, the first period at the beginning of the year and the second period in the fall. The spring ango culminates in a sesshin (retreat) in Minnesota.