5-Day Zen Sesshin

Katharine Kaufman

June 17–23, 2017

Tuition $150 + 6 nights

This program has been cancelled.

“Sesshin” means gathering of heart and mind and body. This five-day silent retreat allows us the opportunity to develop practice and settle into our essential nature. The emphasis is the practice of “zazen”, sitting meditation, which begins in the early morning and continues through evening. We will also practice mindful eating of vegetarian meals, chanting, work period, and walking meditation, inside and outside. We will listen to Dharma Talks and have afternoon tea and discussion. Each participant can have a one-on-one meeting with the teacher.

This retreat is in the Soto Zen lineage, which emphasizes just sitting, and is open to beginners as well as those with experience.

Katharine Kaufman

Katharine Kaufman teaches Yoga, meditation, writing workshops, and contemplative dance in Boulder County, at Drala Mountain Center in Colorado and online.  She studied Yoga in Mysore, South India, and taught for many years at The Yoga Workshop, Studio Be and Naropa University. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography as well as Writing/Poetics. Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Elephant Journal, bottle rockets, and the anthologies, Uncontained, Writers and Photographers in the Garden and the Margins, and Precipice. She contributes essays to Drala Mountain Center’s blog.

Katharine is ordained in the Soto Zen lineage.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.