march, 2019

07mar(mar 7)6:00 pm10(mar 10)9:00 amBusy Life | Quiet Mind Urban Weekend Retreat6:00 pm - 9:00 am (10) MST

Event Details

March 7-10, 2019
Artspace Zendo
230 South 500 West, Suite 155, SLC

Join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi for a unique weekend urban retreat at Artspace Zendo. We are pleased to offer Zen training in a silent Sesshin in our beautiful Zendo in downtown Salt Lake City.

Take a long weekend breath to discover intimately that your busy life and quiet mind are never separate. In this silent retreat over 4 days you will:

— Engage in sitting and walking meditation with instruction from a transmitted Zen Teacher.
— Participate in Dharma talks by Mugaku Roshi and inquiry with your fellow practitioners.
— Have the opportunity for an individual interview about your practice.
— Enjoy healthy and delicious meals, all with vegetarian options.

Full days include extended periods of zazen, walking meditation in the city, shared work practice (samu), meals together, interview with the Teacher (Dokusan), and Dharma Talks.

We recommend that you have attended a Day of Zen with Mugaku Roshi prior, or a similar multi-day meditation retreat with extended periods of meditative practice.

The program begins with dinner and orientation on Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 pm.

  • Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 6:00 am – 8:45 pm
  • Saturday: 6:00 am – 8:45 pm
  • Sunday: 6:00 am – 9:00 am

$249 TAZ Members
$299 General Admission

Your registration affirms your commitment to attend all sessions, and to be available for the entire schedule. Space is limited to 22 participants.

Please see our Refund and Cancellation Policy


Sesshin is a practice intensive with a strong emphasis on zazen and walking meditation. Sitting periods and long kinhin (walking meditation) are usually 30-35 minutes in sets of 2-3 periods per session. You will be given sitting meditation instruction throughout the retreat and will have an opportunity for an individual interview (Dokusan) with the Teacher.

The typical daily schedule for the Urban Retreat is:

6:15 Zazen
8:15 Walking Meditation
8:45 Breakfast
9:15 Community Meeting
9:30 Samu
11:00 Zazen
1:00 Meditative Walk & Lunch
4:30 Zazen & Dharma Talk
7:00 Dinner
7:30 Walking Meditation
8:45 Close

You will enjoy healthy and nutritious meals during the retreat. Meals are largely vegetarian, with some other protein options at lunch.

The meditative walk on Friday or Saturday will include a vegetarian/vegan lunch at a local restaurant. The cost of the lunch is included in the retreat fee.

Main courses are mostly vegetarian with other protein options available at lunch. 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.

Parking is free at Artspace Zendo. Ask for a TAZ parking sticker to use Visitor parking spaces in front of the Artspace Building and parking in the Macaroni Flats lot next door to the south. The sticker is free and must be visible on the driver side windshield of your vehicle to assure that parking enforcement can see your authorization to park after hours and for extended periods.


7 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - 10 (Sunday) 9:00 am MST


Artspace Zendo

230 South 500 West, Suite 145-155