July 3 to August 3, 2015.

Great Tree is looking for thoughtful, energetic, enthusiastic people who are interested in living, working and practicing Zen in a small women’s community in the mountains during our summer practice period (May – August). Open to women only at this time. 

  • Interns will participate in the daily temple practice, training and study:   meditation,  daily ceremonies, Dharma study, formal oryoki style meals,  work-practice (samu).
  • They will experience at least one of our monthly sesshins and assist with special retreats and events.
  • Our day begins at 5:30 am with the morning bell.  Lights out is 9:30 pm.
  •  Applicants may apply for 1 or 2-month internships as follows:
  • Full internship period (2 months):  June 3-August 3
  • Summer (1 month):  June 3-July 1
  • Late summer (1 month): July 1-August 3 

To apply complete and submit Residential Application  before May 21, 2015, June  15 

Summer Internship Application




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