Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi is in residence in Torrey in July and August. We set aside August as time for Sangha practice together with a daily schedule of zazen, work
Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi is in residence in Torrey in July and August. We set aside August as time for Sangha practice together with a daily schedule of zazen, work practice, and study. In traditional Zen training a practice period like this is called an Ango, which means “peaceful dwelling.” It is also a training period for senior monks, culminating in the Shuso Hossen ceremony in mid-August. The Summer Practice period in Torrey is from Sunday, July 28 – Saturday, August 24.
Summer Practice Days: July 28 – August 6; August 20 – 24.
Musho Roshi’s Sangha Retreat, The Third Treasure, is August 7-17. MORE INFORMATION
Typical Schedule (Monday – Friday)
8:00 Morning Service
8:25 Breakfast & Community Meeting
11:00 Dharma Talk or Group Practice
1:30 Personal time
The program requires a nominal daily fee, which includes breakfast and lunch (M-F). Participants may self-organize outings and shared meals outside the Ango schedule.
The evening sit at 5:30 pm will be open to the public during the Practice period, except during retreat dates, August 7-17.
Please CONTACT US to register for Summer Practice days.
august 20 (Tuesday) - 24 (Saturday)
Sit As A Mountain Sesshin with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi Torrey Zendo in Torrey, Utah Sit As A Mountain is Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi's annual
Sit As A Mountain Sesshin
with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi
Torrey Zendo in Torrey, Utah
Sit As A Mountain is Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi’s annual meditation retreat in Torrey, set in the midst of the red rock canyons and alpine forests of Southern Utah. This sesshin emphasizes the formal practice of zazen and silence, in the beautiful Torrey Zendo and a supportive natural environment
All who have completed at least one Day of Zen or other meditation retreat are welcome. New practitioners and experienced meditators alike will benefit from the opportunity for intense practice with a transmitted Zen teacher. Please CONTACT US about registration if this would be your first meditation retreat.
The 8-Day Sesshin offers:
• A strong schedule of sitting and walking meditation in the zendo and in nature.
• Daily dharma talks with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi.
• Personal interviews with the teacher (Dokusan).
• Outings in the stunning natural beauty of the Torrey landscape and Capitol Reef National Park.
• Wholesome, delicious meals, always with a vegetarian options.
The entry date for Sit As A Mountain Sesshin is Sunday, September 22.
Your registration is a commitment to stay through the close on Sunday, September 29.
There is no part-week registration option for this Sesshin.
If you are unable to attend the full week, please consider enrolling in the November Urban Retreat
with Mugaku Roshi, November 6-9, 2019
SIT AS A MOUNTAIN SESSHIN REGISTRATION
IS OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
Registration includes meals. Lodging is booked separately.
(Bodhisattva Circle Members please enter coupon code
SAAM19-BC at registration to apply BC level discount)
A limited number of partial work-trade scholarships are available for Two Arrows Zen members with at least three months membership history. Work-trade is a partial tuition remission given for offering service to the community in exchange for extra work assignments. Work-trade includes early arrival on Saturday, September 21 to assist with preparations and extra work shifts during the retreat. Full-time students and those under 30 are given priority for work-trade. CONTACT US to apply for a work-trade agreement.
Making Travel Plans
Torrey is 215 miles from Salt Lake City which is the nearest airport. Plan for 4 hours of travel time from SLC to Torrey. Everyone is responsible for their own transportation. We use the Carpool App to assist with coordinating rideshares. Please plan your travel to arrive in Torrey no later than 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 22.
The retreat officially opens with dinner on Sunday at 6:00 pm. All monks and staff are asked to arrive by noon for lunch, followed by a work and service practice period. Participant check-in begins at 4:00 pm.
See below for the retreat schedule on opening day and through the week.
Please plan your travel to depart after 12:30 pm on Sunday.
SANGHA HOUSE: Two Arrows Zen maintains a beautiful Sangha House in Torrey, within a short drive of the retreat site. Shared dormitory-style lodging is $35/night.
Located in the Sleeping Rainbow area of Torrey you will enjoy an exquisite view of the red rock cliffs and a comfortable, spacious living space, including a fully equipped kitchen 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 drive.
Event registration includes an option to add a reservation and payment for a 7-night stay at the Sangha House.
CAMPING: Monks and staff may request on-site camping on the Zendo property.
Camping for retreat participants is at Sand Creek RV & Camp operated by Leslie and Harry Eubanks, a five-minute walk from the Zendo. Contact Sand Creek directly to make arrangements.
There are also many reasonably priced motels and cabin rentals in and near Torrey. For current listings consult Trip Advisor or similar sites. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g60758-Torrey_Utah-Hotels.html.
VRBO and AirBnB also have many listings: Search Wayne County, UT for the best selection.
Lodgings closest to the zendo, within a five-minute walk, are:
— Sand Creek RV & Camp (cabins too)
— Torrey Trading Post Cabins
— Capitol Reef Inn
— Motel Torrey
— Austin’s Chuck Wagon Motel
You will enjoy three healthy and nutritious meals a day during the retreat. Main courses are vegetarian-based with other protein options available.
Special Diet Requests
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.
Refrigeration space is very limited and is not available for retreatant use, so please bring a cooler for your own items, including medications. The nearest full-service grocery is 18 miles from Torrey; there is a general merchandise convenience store just down the street.
Two Arrows Zen Scholarship Fund
One of the commitments of our practice is that everyone with a sincere desire and the ability to practice is welcome, and that we practice in order to grow in generously receiving and generously giving.
Please consider making a donation in any amount when you register to help support our scholarship practitioners attending Sesshin. All contributions will be applied directly to support participation by young practitioners, and to encourage diversity in our community of practice.
WEATHER AND LOGISTICS
Fall is beautiful in Torrey. We will enjoy cooling days, 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.
Opening Day Schedule: Sunday, September 22
Monks, Staff and work-trade participants will receive a separate pre-retreat prep schedule.
4 – 6 pm Check-in (all retreatants)
6:00 pm Dinner & Orientation
7:15 pm Zazen
8:30 pm Close
Typical Daily Schedule (M-F)
Subject to change
9:00 Community Meeting
9:15 Work Period / Samu
10:30 Personal Time
11:00 Zazen & Dharma Talk
*Afternoon outings will be scheduled based on weather.
september 22 (Sunday) - 29 (Sunday)
November 6-9, 2019 Artspace Zendo 230 South 500 West, Suite 155, SLC Join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi for a unique weekend urban retreat at Artspace Zendo over four days. Full days include extended periods
November 6-9, 2019
230 South 500 West, Suite 155, SLC
Join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi for a unique weekend urban retreat at Artspace Zendo over four days.
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 Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 pm.
- Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
- Thursday: 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
- Friday: 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
- Saturday: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
$249 TAZ Members
$299 General Admission
Your registration affirms your commitment to attend all sessions, and to be available for the entire schedule.
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:
8:15 Morning Service
9:00 Community Meeting
10:30 Personal Break
1:00 Lunch and Walk
4:45 Zazen & Dharma Talk
8:30 Close of Day
You will enjoy healthy and nutritious meals during the retreat. Meals are largely vegetarian, with some other protein options at lunch.
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.
6 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9 (Saturday) 9:00 pm MST
Rohatsu Sesshin at the Torrey Zendo. Silent Zen meditation retreat in the red rock country of Southern Utah Plans for the 2019 Rohatsu Sesshin will be announced soon.
Rohatsu Sesshin at the Torrey Zendo. Silent Zen meditation retreat in the red rock country of Southern Utah
Plans for the 2019 Rohatsu Sesshin will be announced soon.
december 1 (Sunday) - 8 (Sunday)