Guest Practice Program

Our Guest Practice Program allows the best of both worlds: in the morning, practice Zen meditation and work alongside our community and in the afternoon and evening, experience Tassajara as a guest. Guest Practice participants eat breakfast and lunch with the students and enjoy dinner in the dining room as a guest.

All participants in the Guest Practice Program must follow the daily schedule:

  • 5:50am Zazen (meditation)
  • 6:50am Morning service
  • 7:15am Soji (temple cleaning)
  • 7:30am Breakfast with students
  • 8:30am Work
  • 12:00pm Lunch with students
The Guest Practice rate is $73.50 per person per day (Sunday – Thursday) and $83.50 per person per day (Friday – Saturday) for shared guest accommodations. A minimum stay of three (3) days is required. Please note that the Guest Practice schedule is not compatible with participating in a retreat or with caring for a child. Registration for the Guest Practice program is dependent on availability of Guest Practice housing. For information, please call Reservations at (888) 743-9362.