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august, 2019

07augallday17The Third Treasure: The Practice of Community, Sangha Retreat with Musho Roshi(All Day)

Event Details

Dragon Heart Sangha Practice Retreat with Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi by invitation.
Public registration will open if space is available

The Third Treasure: The Practice of Community
with Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi
August 7 – 17, 2019
Two Arrows Zen Torrey Zendo
57 South 300 West, Torrey, Utah

Members of the Dragon Heart Sangha are invited to join Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi for The Third Treasure: The Practice of Community, an exploration into the intimacy of sangha and what it means to “be for each other.”

We will meditate in the mornings and evenings, and in the afternoons, practice skills to strengthen our relationships and grow our capacity for clear, dynamic, and enlivening interactions in the context of a practice community.

Outings into the natural beauty of Capitol Reef National Park and other locations will be an essential part of your experience.

This is an essential Sangha Retreat for all formal students and for anyone who desires to practice in-depth with Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi. This retreat is part of the Summer Ango practice intensive and features elements of Zen practice and ritual training for senior monks, culminating in the Shuso Hossenshiki (Dharma Combat) ceremony on August 17. Two other ceremonies are scheduled during the retreat: Shukke Tokkudo (monk’s ordination) on Sunday, August 11; and the Jukai ceremony on Thursday, August 15, when new practitioners receive the Precepts.

Over the course of the retreat, Musho Sensei will engage the four pillars of Integral practice: cognition, meditation, shadow, and body. You will:

  • Engage the forms of Zen practice, including daily Zazen, Zen services, and ceremonies.
  • Discover Integrally-informed relationship practices.
  • Connect with a community of Integral practitioners committed to open, authentic communication.
  • Enjoy outings in the beautiful red-rock country of Southern Utah
  • Participate in one-on-one interviews with Musho Roshi.
  • Enjoy delicious, healthy meals (with vegetarian options) prepared by our excellent kitchen.


This Retreat Registration is at capacity. To be placed on a wait list please CONTACT US.


Please CLICK HERE for our Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Scholarships and work-trade in service to the community help us to offer partial tuition reductions to young practitioners and Two Arrows Zen members who are recent graduates, or those with life-stage limited income or long-distance travel costs.

Please consider making a donation at registration to support our scholarship and work-trade practitioners attending Spring Sesshin. All contributions will be applied directly to support all categories of participation and to encourage diversity in our community of practice.

Two Arrows Zen members who are full-time students or recent graduates, and those under 30 may request to contribute work-trade in service to the community in exchange for partial tuition reduction. Work-trade may include early arrival or late departure to help with set up and closing, as well as extra shifts in addition to the samu period.  Worktrade Application

We cherish our diverse, multigenerational Sangha. A limited number of families with children attend with permission from Musho Roshi. Parents must register with a partner or be accompanied by a child care support person. The program sessions do not include childcare or children’s activities. (This option is open only to current Sangha members.)

Torrey is 215 miles from Salt Lake City which is the nearest airport. Plan for 4 hours of driving time between SLC to Torrey; there is no public transportation. Everyone is responsible for their own travel to and from Torrey. To assist, we will put registrants in touch with each other to facilitate ride shares. CLICK HERE to link to the Carpool App.

The retreat opens with check-in at 4:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. Staff, monks, and work-trade participants will receive a separate pre-retreat prep schedule.

Your registration is a commitment to stay through the close on Saturday evening, August 17. You may depart on Sunday morning, August 18.

In a change from prior years, we will formally close the retreat on Saturday evening. Monks are requested to stay for a work period and closing session on Sunday morning, ending at noon.

You will enjoy three healthy and nutritious meals a day during the retreat. Coffee, tea and snacks are included.

Special Diet Requests
Meals are vegetarian-based, with other protein options at most meals. Everyone is served the same meal. If you have medically necessary dietary restrictions, such as strictly gluten-free or lactose-free, we ask that you bring your own food to supplement. We will have gluten-free cereals available at breakfast and a limited supply of other gluten-free items at other meals. A medically diagnosed allergy to seafood or nuts requires that you inform us, and maintain your own rescue medication, such as an epi-pen.

We regret we are not able to prepare special meals for individuals or provide refrigerated food storage in the kitchen. There are extra coolers if you bring items that need to be stored on ice. There is a general convenience store in Torrey for snacks and personal items. The nearest full-service grocery store is an 18-mile drive.

Summer is beautiful in Torrey. We will enjoy the longest days of the year, bright skies, and star-spangled nights. However, the day/night temperature swings in the high desert can be extreme. Always expect the possibility of rain and/or wind. Bring a water bottle, brimmed hat, good closed-toe hiking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen, and clothing you can layer. You will get a complete gear list with your orientation letter.
Daytime outings may require driving up to a half-hour to the destination. Hikes are generally short and on moderate terrain. A hiking stick to navigate uneven ground may be helpful.


Two Arrows Zen maintains a beautiful Sangha House in Torrey, a short drive from the Zendo. Shared dormitory-style lodging is $35/night. Located in the Sleeping Rainbow area just north of Torrey, the Sangha House has an exquisite view of the red rock cliffs and offers comfortable, spacious living space, and two full baths with tubs. Bedding, towels, and Internet service are included. The Sangha House is located about 3 miles from the Zendo and is a lovely bike ride, a 30-minute walk, or a 5-minute driv

Email admin(at) or use the CONTACT PAGE after completing your registration to inquire about Sangha House availability.

On-site camping is reserved for monks, staff, and approved work-trade early arrivals.


Camping for other retreat participants is at Sand Creek Camp and RV operated by Leslie and Harry Eubanks, a five-minute walk from the Boulder Mountain Zendo in Torrey. Call directly to make reservations.
Phone: 435-425-3577

There are also many moderately priced motels and cabin rentals in and near Torrey. We recommend that you book your lodging early. For current listings and availability consult Trip Advisor or similar sites. AirBnB and VRBO are also good sources for lodging in Torrey and nearby locations in Wayne County.

We can recommend these AirBnB listings with friends of Two Arrows Zen:

Lodging within a five-minute walk of the Zendo, are:

  • Sand Creek Camp & RV (cabins too)
  • Torrey Trading Post Cabins
  • Capitol Reef Inn
  • Austin’s Chuck Wagon Motel
  • Motel Torrey

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Shukke Tokkudo: monk’s ordination, Sunday, August 11, 7:30 pm.
Jukai: receiving the Precepts, Thursday, August 15, 7:30 pm.
Shuso Hossenshiki: Dharma Combat, Saturday, August 17, 5:00 pm.

Wednesday, Arrival Day
TBA Retreat Prep (monks, staff, & work-trade)
4:00 Check-in (all participants)
6:00 Dinner
7:15 Zazen
8:30 Close

Typical Daily Schedule
6:00 Zazen
8:00 Service
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Community Meeting
9:15 Work Period / Samu
10:30 Personal Time
11:00 Zazen/Dharma Talk
1:00 Lunch
Alternate days: 1:45 Outing
Alternate days: 3:30 Embodiment
4:00 Zazen
6:00 Dinner
7:15 Zazen
8:30 Close


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