January 2023 Intensive at Green Gulch Farm, GGF 1/6 – 1/27

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jan 6, 2023 / 3:00pm - Jan 27, 2023 / 11:00am
Event Type
Practice Periods

This three-week retreat offers an opportunity for experienced meditators to join the Green Gulch staff in a period of intensive residential practice. Our schedule will include morning, afternoon, and evening zazen; formal oryoki meals; work periods; dharma talks; classes; and group discussions. There will also be formal and informal meetings with teachers, and classes given by Tenshin Reb Anderson. The Intensive will conclude with a five-day sesshin.

Health & Safety Protocols

Intensive participants are required to be fully vaccinated (two weeks from final shot) for Covid-19 by the arrival date. Vaccination documentation may be requested. Covid policies at Green Gulch are adjusted regularly and some testing, mask wearing, distancing, and related protocols during practice period should be expected. As always during January Intensives, participants will commit to not leaving the Green Gulch watershed for the duration (except by arrangement or emergencies). If you have any questions related to Covid guidelines or vaccination, please contact Sonja at rebassistant@sfzc.org.

To Apply:
Fill out the Online Application.

Deadline for applications: November 18, 2022. Late applications will be considered in mid-December, if space allows. Please contact Sonja at rebassistant@sfzc.org if you require early acceptance notification for travel.

Fee Information

Non-refundable application fee: $30. This fee can be paid when the online application is submitted.

  • Intensive fees*
    • $1,450 – Shared Guest House Room (two twins or a king); GGF provides bedding and towels.
    • $1,900 – Single Guest House Room; GGF provides bedding and towels.

Please indicate any physical conditions that may require you to be housed in a private room.

Payment for the Intensive will be processed once your application is reviewed and accepted. If accepted to the Intensive, a $500 deposit will be requested to reserve your spot, and the balance of the cost will be due on the first day of the Intensive. Please contact Sonja at rebassistant@sfzc.org with any questions.

Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card in US DOLLARS ONLY. Green Gulch cannot accept payment in foreign currencies.

Financial support for the Intensive fees may be available. Contact the Green Gulch Farm director (ggfdirector@sfzc.org) to inquire.

*The fees for the Green Gulch Farm January Intensive do not fully cover the cost of maintaining Green Gulch Farm during the month of January. Please consider making a donation to San Francisco Zen Center to support the Intensive and the precious training and teachings offered at Green Gulch Farm, Green Dragon Temple, now and in the future. Thank you.

For any cancellations, please inform Sonja at rebassistant@sfzc.org at your earliest convenience.