Upcoming Event

Sit As A Mountain In The City

Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei

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Join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei 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.

Zen practice at Two Arrows Zen is a welcoming community. To participate in this retreat we recommend that you have attended a Day of Zen with Mugaku Sensei prior, or a similar multi-day meditation retreat with extended periods of meditative practice.

Your registration requires your commitment to attend all sessions, and be available for the entire schedule.

The program begins with dinner and orientation on Thursday, June 14 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 - 10:00 am

$249 TAZ Members
$299 General Admission

Registration deadline extended to noon, Wednesday, June 13

Refund Policy: Cancellations for any reason on or before May 13 will be 100% refunded less a $25 admin fee. Then, cancellation for any reason on or before May 30, 2018, will be refunded at 50% of the retreat fee paid, less the $25 admin fee. No refunds for any reason after May 30.

In case of cancellation after May 30 because of illness, family emergency or other approved request, Two Arrows Zen members may rollover 50% of fees to another program or retreat registration in 2018.


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 Sit As A Mountain Sesshin is:

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

Special Diet Requests
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. Visitor parking spaces in front of the Artspace Building and parking in the Macaroni Flats lot next door to the south are available with a TAZ parking sticker. 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.