Retreats and Activities

We invite you to join our outstanding teachers to explore the variety of ways that Zen Buddhism and other spiritual traditions can inform and enrich your life. Whether you attend a yoga, cooking, or artistic retreat, each one is combined with the awareness cultivated through Zen meditation, allowing your experience of one tradition to be enriched by the other. Although there will be scheduled time for practice in the tradition you have chosen, all retreats include plenty of free time to enjoy the baths, hike, or simply rest and savor a cup of tea.

Retreats begin with meditation instruction at 4:00pm on your day of arrival.

Retreat Calendar


Tassajara is a welcome departure from the pace of modern life, with a history of healing and rejuvenation offered by the Los Padres Forest itself, bolstered by our natural hot springs, and legacy of zen practice. It offers the perfect environment to slow down and recharge. Surrounded by wilderness, guests are afforded the rare freedom that accompanies isolation from cellular and internet access to experience life at a gentler tempo, and time to deepen relationships with themselves, their friends (new and familiar), and the natural environment.

Propose a retreat at Tassajara in 2021

If you would like to lead a retreat at Tassajara during the 2021 guest season, this is the place to start.

Retreat Hall

Retreat Hall

Serene, quiet, and mindfully constructed, the new Retreat Hall is a refuge in which to deepen your practice and reconnect.