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Zen Practice

There are a variety of ways to practice at Great Tree. We offer in-person and on line practice in meditation, study and working together, as well as social gatherings throughout the year.  See our calendar for dates and times, and register online.

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Sesshin

 Sesshin (Japanese for “collecting the heart-mind”) is a meditation retreat. Sesshin's at Great Tree are either two or five days in length and include meditation, work, and study. 

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Practice Periods

A Practice Period is a time to renew one’s commitment to spiritual practice.
 

For more information on how to join Practice Period please see the practice period page here. 

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Family and Youth

Family Meditation includes a short meditation and teaching followed by a social hour with crafts for both adults and children.

Summer Children's Retreat for ages 7-14. Retreat includes meditation, chanting, study, work, and formal tea.

Parent & Child Retreat (Winter) is an overnight retreat at Great Tree for parents and their children. 

Special Events For Everyone! These include ceremonies, celebrations, and social gatherings for all ages.. 

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Residency

Great Tree at times offers long and short-term residencies for women.  Residency includes meditation, work practice and study. 

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