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September 2018

Hills and Streams Mini-Sesshin

September 1, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Merck Forest and Farmland Center, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, VT 05768 United States
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Join us for a weekend of walking and sitting practice at Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert, Vermont. Contact organizer Sarah Athanas for more information.

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October 2018

3-Day Sesshin with Nelson Foster

October 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - November 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Merry Farm, Martha’s Vineyard MA United States + Google Map

Three-day sesshin with Nelson Foster. Registration is currently closed.

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April 2019

Annual Spring Sesshin

April 9, 2019 - April 14, 2019
$285 – $475

Join us for our annual Spring Sesshin led by Nelson Foster. This 5-day sesshin takes place at a retreat center in Western Massachusetts.

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August 2019

Hills and Streams Zazenkai

August 31, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Rupert, VT VT United States + Google Map

Join us for a 3-day zazenkai at a remote cabin in the mountains of Vermont. The program includes both walking and sitting practice; we carry all of our gear to and from the cabin. Some camping experience and general physical fitness suggested. We will meet on Saturday, August 31 in the early afternoon, hike to our cabin together, and finish by noon on Monday, September 2. The retreat will be mostly (but not completely) silent with seated practice before breakfast…

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October 2019

3-day Sesshin on Martha’s Vineyard

October 29, 2019 - November 1, 2019
Martha’s Vineyard, MA Tisbury, MA United States + Google Map

Sesshin: Oct 29-Nov 1 Business Meeting: Nov 1-3 Middle Road Zendo is pleased to announce our 4th Annual 3-Day Sesshin under the direction of Nelson Foster, Roshi. Sesshin begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29 and ends after lunch on Friday, Nov 1. Full time participation in the sesshin is expected. The sesshin will be followed by our Annual Business and Sangha Building Meeting commencing late Friday afternoon and adjourning at noon on Sunday, Nov 3. Space is limited.…

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November 2019

Annual Business Meeting

November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Martha’s Vineyard, MA Tisbury, MA United States + Google Map

Our annual Sangha Business Meeting directly follows sesshin on Martha's Vineyard. Please the sesshin information for details on how to register.

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January 2020

Martin Luther King Zazenkai

January 18 - January 19
Martha’s Vineyard, MA Tisbury, MA United States + Google Map

Join us at Middle Road Zendo on Martha's Vineyard for our annual Martin Luther King weekend zazenkai. A zazenkai is an extended Zen practice, generally following a schedule similar to but less rigorous than sesshin. Contact the event organizer, Billy Meegan, for details.

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April 2020

5-Day Spring Sesshin with Nelson Foster

April 14 - April 19

The annual East Rock Sangha sesshin with Nelson Foster will be held at Woolman Hill, a Quaker retreat center in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Sesshin dates are as follows:   April 14 (Tuesday) 1 PM - April 19 (Sunday) 3 PM   The fee is $400 per person for East Rock Sangha members whose dues are current and $450 per person for others.  Membership in ERS is $30 and you can be added at any time. Please indicate in your registration if…

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