Four-Day Sesshin, GGF 8/14–8/18

Practice Center
Date / Time
Aug 14, 2024 / 4:00pm - Aug 18, 2024 / 2:00pm
Event Type
Sitting Meditation & Sesshins

Wednesday, August 14, 4 pm—Sunday, August 18, 2 pm

The August Four-Day Sesshin at Green Gulch Farm offers an entry into intensive sesshin retreat practice for those new to it, and a chance for more experienced sitters to touch into the sesshin body/heart/mind.

Please review the example sesshin schedule. The sesshin will consist of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and ceremonies, with light instruction as needed throughout. Meals will be eaten silently (we may or may not practice oryoki this sesshin).

Participants are welcome to arrive as early as 3:00 pm on Wednesday. The program will start with an orientation at 4 pm on Wednesday and conclude with lunch on Sunday around 1:30–2 pm.

If you have questions about your participation in this sitting, please contact the Ino, Head of the Meditation Hall, at

Before registering, please review the Health and Safety Requirements.

Fee Information
  • Guest House, Single Room - $660

  • Guest House, Shared Room - $520 per person

  • Single student housing (as available) - $560

  • Shared student housing (as available) - $420

NOTE: The Shared Room option only applies to partners or friends who register together for the sesshin with the intention of sharing a room with each other – Green Gulch will not be assigning people to room together at this time.

SFZC Members receive a 10% discount. For additional discount options, please email us at

San Francisco Zen Center is committed to making Zen practice and the Dharma accessible to all who seek it by offering both a General support fund and a dedicated BIPOC support fund. Please email for more information BEFORE signing up.

Meals are included in the cost of sesshin. Meals are eaten formally in the Dining room or in the meditation hall. Please bring your oryoki set. If you do not have a set, you can purchase one on arrival for an additional $55 fee.

Please register by Tuesday, August 6.

Registration Information
  1. Please fill out a sesshin registration form.
  2. After reviewing the registration form and determining the number of spaces available in the sesshin, the Ino will confirm by sending a letter of acceptance by email.
  3. The final steps to complete the registration and payment via the SFZC website will be provided in the acceptance email sent by the Ino.