June 5th, 2020 to June 12th, 2020
Location: Windhorse Hill Retreat Center
An intensive Zen sesshin with Roshi Grover Genro Gauntt and Acharya Fleet Shinryu Maull, incorporating teachings from both the Soto Zen and Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana traditions.
The retreat will follow a traditional sesshin format, with the emphasis on silent sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin), interspersed with Dharma talks, dokusan (meditation interviews), meals and samu (work practice).
The sesshin leaders, Roshi Grover Genro Gauntt and Roshi Fleet Shinryu Maull have each been practicing meditation for more than 40 years and teaching for over 30 years, pursuing deep practice, study and service in many different spiritual and contemplative traditions.
Roshi Genro and Roshi Fleet will give Dharma talks influenced by the Zen and Vajrayana traditions, respectively.
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]
Roshi Genro, one of the founding teachers of the Zen Peacemaker Order, is a dharma successor of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and Roshi Bernie Tetsugen Glassman. He leads sesshins, street retreats and bearing witness retreats throughout the world.
Acharya Fleet, is also a Roshi and senior priest in the Soto Zen lineage and Zen Peacemaker Order, and leads meditation retreats, street retreats, bearing witness retreats and prison trainings throughout the world.
The suggested donation to cover the cost of the sesshin is $450, which includes three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and a very light dinner), but not housing. Please register and pay early. After March 1st, the suggested donation will be $550.
ATTEND as many days as you like: one, two, three, etc or all! The daily rate is $65/day.
Note: Dana (teaching gift or heart gift) for the support of the teachers is also encouraged and not included in the retreat fee above.
No one will be turned away for lack of resources; however, we encourage participants needing support to also engage in their own fundraising efforts through the traditional Zen Peacemaker Order “raising a mala” practice.
The sesshin will begin with dinner on Friday, June 5th and end at noon on Friday, June 12th, 2020. Morning coffee will be served at 5:30 AM every day, and the first sitting period will start at 6:00 AM. The last sitting period will end at 9:00 PM.
Accommodations are not covered in the suggested retreat fee donation. A limited number of participants (on a personal request basis) may be able to sleep in the Dojo for a cost of $25 per night. There may also be one or two double occupancy rooms available at a cost of $65 per night per person (available on a first come first serve basis and requiring a 50% deposit).
Local housing options, within 15 minutes of Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, include numerous Airbnb options in Deerfield, Sunderland and Greenfield, the Red Roof Inn Plus motel, the Hampton Inn, and various local B&B’s. Click here for more details.
For more information, please email us at [email protected]
About Windhorse Hill Retreat Center
The Dojo is located at Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, a serene and private 18 acre retreat-like setting nestled on a hillside adjacent to 45 acres of protected conservation land. The farm is 10 minutes from Greenfield and Old Deerfield, and just 25 minutes from Amherst, Brattleboro and Northampton. Windhorse Hill is past the white farmhouse and barn and up the hill. Please drive slowly. Ample parking at the top of the hill. Ample parking at the top of the hill. The Dojo entrance is to the left.