Meditation Retreats

Each month we offer meditation retreat (sesshin) opportunities to gather our hearts and minds and deepen our capacity for compassionate awareness.  See postings below and our Sangha Calendar and please join us for a half-day, daylong, 3-day or 5-day retreat.


Summer Camping Sesshin

 2019 CAMPING SESSHIN

JUNE 20 – 23, 2019

This three-day sesshin will combine traditional Zen forms and Dharma teachings within the natural setting provided by Illinois Beach State Park. Sesshin will take place in a sheltered, open-air environment, and opportunities will be available for tent camping for overnight participants. Daily Dharma talks, discussions, and nature walks will be offered by Eishin Nancy Easton and Gyoshin Laurel Ross, senior students under the guidance of Taigen Dan Leighton. This sesshin offers an opportunity to bring your practice to an encounter with the natural world, without venturing far from home.

It is possible to sign up for one, two, or all three days (Sunday is a half-day to allow for clean-up). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided Friday and Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Some sesshin experience is required for this event, and you must register by June 10, 2019. Registration for camping sesshin is limited—register early to ensure a space!

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DAYLONG MEDITATION RETREAT WITH DOUGLAS FLOYD

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019  @ 7:15 AM – 5:30 PM

Partial attendance is available by arrangement.

Please register by September 6th, 2019 by contacting Douglas at info@ancientdragon.org. 

DAYLONG MEDITATION RETREAT WITH REV. NYOZAN ERIC SHUTT

SUNDAY JULY 14, 2019 @ 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

All-day traditional Soto Zen meditation retreat that includes vegan oryoki -style lunch, buddhist service, dharma talk, and practice discussion. 

Partial attendance is welcome:
Please join us for all or part of the day!
Please register by July 9th with Nyozan at info@ancientdragon.org.