Tassajara BZC Sangha Week August 12-18, 2022

Every year the Tassajara Mountain Zen Center provides an opportunity for sanghas to practice together as part of the Guest Practice Program during the summer guest season. Teachers from sangha’s from the Suzuki Roshi lineage can bring a group of from 7 to 10 members including the teachers. Ikushin Gerry Oliva and Mary Duryee will be leading a Sangha Week this year from August 12 to 18.

The daily program includes 5:50 AM zazen, 6:50 service, 7:15 Soji (short work period, 7:30 breakfast with other guest students, 8:30 until noon work assignments, noon lunch with students. The rest of the day will be structured by each study group. We will join the guests for dinner and sit the final zazen period of the day.

The cost for this will be approximately $80 per day. We will plan to drive down together if possible. If we can’t drive all the way to Tassajara because of parking constraints, there is a stage from Carmel Valley to the Center for $65.00 round trip.

If you are interested in participating, please let us know by the end of March. If there are more than 8 people interested, we will do this by lottery.

Contact Gerry Oliva at gryoliva@gmail.com  or Mary Duryee at maduryee@icloud.com if you would like more information or are interested in participating.