Great Tree Zen Temple offers a variety of practice offerings to welcome you and those¬† new to Zen practice. If your interest is to deepen your¬† existing practice and experience¬† Japanese Soto Zen tradition, there are ongoing opportunities at Great Tree.
Programs at Great Tree include Retreats, Sesshins, Family Meditation,¬† Weekly Meditation and Study Group, Youth Programs¬† and other Sangha Activities open to all. Some events are free and open to all; some require fees to cover our operating expenses or they we may simply suggest a donation to the teacher.
Please explore the drop down menus at the top of the page for more details about these and other events. Active links in the sidebar right will take you to currently active programs.
- Weekly Meditation – Study & Practice one afternoon a week
- Classes – Half or One Day events: Intro to Zen, Days of Mindfulness
- Family Meditation – Monthly, Sunday Gatherings and other programs
- Retreats – Year-round for individuals, children, youth and adults
- Sesshin – Traditional Soto Zen Japanese Practice
- Sangha Activities – Community Work Days, Activities, Outreach, Fundraising
Everyone who registers is asked to fill out an event Personal Informal¬† Form with their payment. It helps us prepare for your arrival and accommodations. If we do not receive a complete Personal Info Form, you will be added to a waiting list.
Click here to access form, print and mail it to Great Tree so that it arrives no later than five days prior to the first day of the event. It is important that we have your personal information on hand to plan accommodations and facilitates speedy orientation for everyone.
- Retreat Schedule and online payment procedure: click on Retreats
- Sesshin Schedule and online payment: click on Sesshin
- Have questions? Read our Guidelines for Residential Retreats
New to Great Tree?
- Learn more about practice and what to expect at a retreat or sesshin. Generally beginners should take an introductory class before attending sesshin unless they have prior practice experience in another tradition.