April 5-September 23, 2013
We currently have openings in the Summer Work Practice Program. For women, we have space from now until June 18, and from July 25 to September 23. For men, we have space from July 25 to September 23. Because we frequently have cancellations and date changes, we invite you to send in your application for whatever dates that you are interested in. We will contact you about availability, and place you on a waiting list if the dates you requested are not currently available. Cancellations and date changes continue throughout the summer, and we will contact you immediately if an opening becomes available. Please wait to send any fees until you have been accepted.
For more information, please call: 831-659-2229
The Summer Work Practice Program provides a wonderful opportunity for living and working within a community where the foundation is Zen meditation. The focus of our practice in the summer is work. Life here is intense and physically demanding, requiring a high degree of self-discipline and self-motivation. At the same time, work practice offers many opportunities for studying the self, cultivating dharma relationships with other students and teachers, and practicing in a deeply supportive natural environment. Tassajara’s work-practice approach is based on the teachings of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.