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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.


 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.. 


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

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