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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
$250

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, 2020 - January 19, 2020
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, 2020 - April 19, 2020

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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October 2020

3-Day Sesshin with Nelson Foster

October 27, 2020 - October 30, 2020
Martha’s Vineyard, MA Tisbury, MA United States + Google Map

Join us for our annual 3-day sesshin on Martha's Vineyard under the guidance of Nelson Foster. Check back for details and registration information in September.

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Annual Meeting & Sangha Building Weekend

October 30, 2020 - November 1, 2020
Martha’s Vineyard, MA Tisbury, MA United States + Google Map

The East Rock Sangha annual meeting and sangha building weekend directly follows a 3-day sesshin on Martha's Vineyard. This is a time to review sangha business and get to know each other in an informal setting. You may attend the meeting if you don't attend sesshin. Check back for additional information in the fall.

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February 2021

3-Day Sesshin with Nelson Foster

February 12, 2021 - February 15, 2021

We are holding a 3-day remote sesshin under the guidance of Nelson Foster. This sesshin is in lieu of our regular spring Sesshin at Woolman Hill. Registration is currently closed for this sesshin, but we will be posting summer and fall events as we get a clearer picture of the pandemic in the next few months.

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November 2021

3-day Zoom Sesshin with Nelson Foster

November 11, 2021 - November 14, 2021

Join us for a 3-day sesshin led by Nelson Foster. We will each practice at home while connected to other sangha members over Zoom. Registration is currently open at this link.

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