Four-Day Mountains and Rivers Sesshin

The annual Mountains and Rivers Sesshin will take place Thursday, July 28th through Sunday, July 31st at Point Reyes.

Leslie Bartholic and Laurie Senauke will be joining us as teachers and doshis (officiating priests). They will be leading our daily discussions of Dogen’s “Mountains and Rivers Sutra,” and 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 27th at 6 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 as of July 4th. Your spot will be reserved after you submit all the information requested on the sign-up sheet. Sign-up deadline is Friday, July 22nd. The fee is $75. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Calame at