Three-Day Sesshin 2023, CC 6/1 - 6/3

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jun 1, 2023 / 5:00am - Jun 3, 2023 / 6:00pm
Event Type
Sitting Meditation & Sesshins

NOTE: Orientation is on the evening of Wednesday, May 31; see below.

Registration is extended to Thursday, May 25.

The three-day sesshin closes the 2023 May – June Intensive.

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.

Online participation option

Wednesday, May 31: Arrival by 4 pm for visitor participation

  • Dinner at 6:30 pm
  • Orientation for all participants at 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.

  • 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.
  • Please complete this process and then click the “Register Online” button below.
Fee Information
  • Full price: $250
  • SFZC members: $225
  • Sliding Scale 1: $150

Meals are included in the cost of sesshin.

For additional discount options, please email us at

Online participation option

Please register by Thursday, May 25.

Register Online

Overnight accommodations:

  • $50 per night, single

Overnight accommodations must be booked separately.

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