Introductory Three-Day Sesshin, GGF 5/10 - 5/14

Practice Center
Date / Time
May 10, 2023 / 7:00pm - May 14, 2023 / 12:00pm
Event Type
Sitting Meditation & Sesshins

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 pm – Sunday, May 14, noon

Registration deadline May 5

This Introductory Three-Day Sesshin at Green Gulch Farm will focus on the basics of formal Zen practice, providing extended instruction in zazen, walking meditation, bowing, and chanting. It offers an introduction to intensive sesshin retreat practice for those newer to the Zen forms, and a chance for more experienced sitters to renew the fundamentals of formal practice.

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, and the sesshin will begin on Wednesday after dinner with a 7:00 pm orientation. The sesshin will conclude with lunch on Sunday.

This sesshin is open to anyone who has participated in an Introductory Half-Day Sitting at Green Gulch (or has comparable formal Zen experience) and previous participation in a One-Day Sitting at Green Gulch Farm is strongly recommended. If you have questions about your participation in this sitting, please contact the Ino, Head of the Meditation Hall, at

To register for this sesshin, begin by completing this form.

Once you have been approved for the sesshin, you will be sent an email that will include a link through which you can process your payment and complete your registration.

Please note our current Covid policy:

Green Gulch Farm requires all residents and program participants to provide proof of vaccination and strongly encourages receiving the latest bivalent booster shot. If you have not done so yet, please fill out the Covid-19 Safety Questionnaire.

Sesshin participants need to present a negative PCR Covid Test before or upon arrival. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours before arrival.

  • To make sure you have the test results upon arrival please schedule a rapid PCR test or purchase a Lucira test (a PCR-like at home test; you can purchase one here). NOTE: Lucira tests are available to purchase at GGF for $30 upon arrival (please let us know beforehand)—or you can buy one and test yourself upon arrival at GGF or shortly before.
  • Until a valid PCR/Lucira test result is presented you are required to wear a (K)N95 mask in all indoor GGF spaces. Please let us know as soon as you can if you will need GGF to provide a Lucira test on your arrival day.

In addition to the PCR test we will also ask you to do a Rapid Antigen Test on day 3 after arrival. Please bring at least two of your own Rapid tests (the additional one will needed in case of symptoms or contact).

Fee Information
  • Guest House, Single Room - $600
  • Guest House, Single Room (Sliding Scale) - $480
  • Guest House, Shared Room - $480 per person
    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 on all the above rates. For additional discount options, please email us at

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