december, 2022

07dec(dec 7)6:30 pm11(dec 11)12:00 pmRohatsu Sesshin with Mugaku Roshi6:30 pm - 12:00 pm (11)

Event Details

Rohatsu Sesshin with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi
December 7-11, 2022
Artspace Zendo, 230 South 500 West, Salt Lake City, Utah
Online Via Zoom

Rohatsu is the retreat period when we commemorate the awakening of Siddhartha Gautama, when he became Shakyamuni Buddha.  Tradition has it that on December 8 he was awakened upon seeing the Morning Star in the dawn sky.  This was the conclusion of a series of day and night when sat under the Bodhi Tree with a commitment not to get up until he had penetrated the great matter of life and death.  That morning he is said to have exclaimed, “I and all sentient beings of the great earth have in the same moment attained the way.”

This year’s Steelyard Sangha Rohatsu Sesshin will be in an urban retreat format at Artspace Zendo in Salt Lake City, with sitting from early morning until late afternoon. An online option is also planned for those who may not be able to travel.

Both programs are an opportunity for strong sitting with your fellow practitioners,  participation in Zen services, and Dokusan with Mugaku Roshi. The Sesshin in Salt Lake City includes samu (work-practice) to take care of our space and prepare meals together, a community meeting, and embodiment practice.

Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday , Dec. 8-10: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm *
  • Sunday, Dec. 11: 6:00 a.m. – Noon**

    *The in-person Sesshin includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks
    ** includes breakfast

with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi
December 7 – 11 2022

$359 Two Arrows Zen Member
$419 General Admission

with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi
December 7 – 11, 2022

$299 Two Arrows Zen Member
$329 General Admission


7 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 11 (Sunday) 12:00 pm


Artspace Zendo

230 South 500 West, Suite 145-155