Seven-Day Rohatsu Sesshin 2022, CC 12/4 - 12/10

Practice Center
Date / Time
Dec 4, 2022 / 5:00am - Dec 10, 2022 / 6:00pm
Event Type
Sitting Meditation & Sesshins

NOTE: Orientation is on the evening of Saturday, December 3; see below.

Register by Tuesday, November 22.

The seven-day Rohatsu Sesshin commemorates Buddha's enlightenment and closes the Fall Practice Period.

Sesshins are traditional Soto Zen meditation retreats that include formal zendo meals, dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, and private interviews with senior teachers. In order to understand the nature of our formal retreats, and to be clear about the details of the practice, please review a typical sesshin schedule, as well as our guidelines for zendo conduct. We ask those who attend sesshin to commit to following these guidelines and to participating in the schedule completely. If you have questions regarding the schedule or guidelines, please consult with the head of the meditation hall, the ino, via email ( before completing your registration.

Saturday, December 3

  • Annual Suzuki Roshi Memorial at 6:20 pm (in the kaisando)
  • Orientation for all participants 7:30 pm (in the Buddha Hall)

If you will need a chair for the entire sesshin please indicate that when you sign up.

Prerequisite: At least two one-day sittings at City Center or Green Gulch. If you have not participated in a San Francisco Zen Center sesshin before, please communicate with the ino ( before signing up.

Onsite option:

  • This offering is open to those who have reviewed the Covid-19 protocols pertaining to this event and have fulfilled the "Safety Preparations Prior to Arrival," including filling out and submitting the Covid-19 Safety Questionnaire.
  • Those participating as commuter/visitors will need to wear K95/N95 masks for the full length of the sesshin. Please provide and use your own rapid-test kits as needed.

Please complete this process and then click the “Commuter/Visitor Registration” button below.

Fee Information
  • Full price: $500
  • SFZC members: $450
  • Sliding Scale 1: $300

Meals are included in the cost of sesshin.

For additional discount options, please email us at

Please register by Tuesday, November 22.

Commuter/Visitor Registration

Overnight accommodations are not available.