Classes & Retreats

Currently Scheduled Classes & Retreats

Intro to Zen and Concepts

Saturday May 18th, 12:30pm - 2pm. Join us for our Intro to Zen and Concepts class. This class will cover the development of zen, basic/core concepts and we will have time for any questions along the way.
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Mini Zazen Retreat

Friday June 7th, 7pm - 10pm. Join us for a mini-Zazen retreat, with periods of meditation (20-25 mins) with short breaks between. This retreat will be done in silence. No RSVP is needed, and please arrive prior to the 7pm start so we can get everyone in place before we begin. You can stay for all or any part of the retreat, we only ask that if you intend to leave during the sittings, you do so at the break.

Sangha Summer Retreat

Friday June 7th, 6pm -Saturday June 8th, 8:00pm. Join us for a DGZ Sangha Summer retreat. This retreat is only available to supporting members, and not open to the public. We will start Friday at 6:00pm to get started, leading into our Sangha mini retreat. Attendees will spend the night Friday and we will start Saturday morning with our formal practice and throughout the day will have a series of Dharma talks, Q&A and periods of meditation instruction and practice. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. The retreat will conclude at 8:00 pm Saturday night. This is a good opportunity to experience our practice over an extended period of time. Space is limited, reserve your spot early.

Class Descriptions

Mini-Zazen Retreat

Every other month we hold a mini-Zazen Retreat on a Friday evening. This is an extended sitting period from 7:00-10:00pm. We will sit for periods of 20-25 minutes with a short break between sessions. We hold this retreat in silence, and weather depending will also practice walking meditation at some point through the evening. Tea and snacks are also served. Please check the schedule above for our next session.

Intro to Zen Meditation

This class covers: An introduction to Zen Meditation practice, including positions, mental focus and techniques to get you started on your home practice. We will also have opportunity for questions throughout.


Day / Weekend Retreats

Through the year we offer weekend retreats for sangha members, covering aspects of practice, and different focuses. Information is announced through our newsletters as we get these scheduled.