december, 2019

01dec5:00 pm07(dec 7)8:30 pmWinter Sesshin with Mugaku Roshi5:00 pm - 8:30 pm (7) MST

Event Details

Two Arrows Zen Winter Sesshin
Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi
Full-week, December 1-7, 2019
Part-week, December 4-7, 2019
Artspace Zendo, Salt Lake City, Utah

Winter Sesshin is a silent retreat dedicated to the practice of zazen. This year, Mugaku Roshi will offer Winter Sesshin at our city center at Artspace in Salt Lake City with options for 6 or 3 full days of strong sitting and walking meditation practice.

Winter Sesshin with Mugaku Roshi begins with dinner at 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 1 and ends with dinner on Saturday, December 7. Check-in on Sunday is 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Part-week participants join the retreat at 4:00 pm on Wednesday.

To register for Winter Sesshin you need to be able to participate in all activities and agree to attend all sessions of the full retreat. Practitioners new to Two Arrows Zen are welcome, but participation in at least one Day of Zen, three-day Urban Retreat, or a similar multi-day meditation retreat is requested for preparation. If you have not completed a meditation program with us before or have never participated in a Zen Sesshin, please CLICK HERE to request an interview. We will be in touch promptly to discuss your registration.


Registration includes meals. Lodging is booked separately.

Full-week Registration, Sunday 12/1, 6:00 pm to Saturday 12/7, 8:30 pm
$695 Two Arrows Zen Member
$795 General Admission

Part-week Registration, Wednesday 12/4, 4:00 pm to Saturday 12/7, 8:30 pm
$395 Two Arrows Zen Member
$445 General Admission

Please CLICK HERE for our full Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Retreat and Sesshin Program fees are refundable 30 days before a scheduled event start, less a $75 administrative fee.
After that date there are no refunds for any reason, unless your space fills from a wait list.
In that case your program fee will be refunded, less the admin fee.

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 with life-stage limited income, long-distance travel costs, 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. APPLY FOR WORK-TRADE

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.

SCHEDULE (subject to revision)

Typical Daily Schedule

6:00 Zazen
8:00 Morning Service
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Community Meeting
9:15 Samu
10:30 Personal Time
11:00 Zazen, Dharma Talk, & Noon Service
1:00 Lunch
1:45 Walking Meditation
4:00 Personal Time
4:30 Zazen
6:45 Dinner
7:30 Zazen
8:15 Close


1 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 7 (Saturday) 8:30 pm MST


Artspace Zendo

230 South 500 West, Suite 145-155


Julia Kanro