Four-Day Mountains and Rivers Sesshin

The annual Mountains and Rivers Sesshin will take place Thursday through Sunday, July 30 – August 2, 2015, at Point Reyes.

Ryushin Andrea Thach will be joining us as doshi (officiating priest). Ryushin will be leading our daily discussions of Dogen’s “Mountains and Rivers Sutra” and/or other topics of her choice, and she will also be available for one-on-one practice discussions during our free time periods on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

The sesshin will begin with an orientation meeting Wednesday evening, July 29, in the community room. Thursday morning we will carpool to Point Reyes, then hike from the Bear Valley Visitors’ Center to Coast Camp, moving at a moderate pace with frequent rest stops and lunch along the way. We will get back to Berkeley around 5:00 pm Sunday. All meals are provided and camping experience is not required. Everyone is encouraged to do the full four days, but provision will also be made for those who may have to arrive late.

The sign-up sheet will be posted on the BZC bulletin board. Sign-up deadline is Saturday, July 25. The fee is $75. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Calame at