The Practice of Awakening with Ryushin Paul Haller and Jonah Willihnganz 6/11-6/16 - Sold out

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jun 11, 2024 / 4:00pm - Jun 16, 2024 / 12:00pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

Join Senior Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller and Director of the Stanford Storytelling Project Jonah Willihnganz along with the Tassajara residential community in this opportunity to immerse yourself in Zen practice during the summer at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

The peaceful atmosphere of Tassajara can help loosen the insistence of our usual preoccupations and open space for the ease and joy of the Buddha Way. Zen awakening is a combination of practices that facilitate the loosening of attention and of practices that embrace and embody ease and joy.  Discovering and actualizing this combination of practices will be the theme of our time together.

We will have daily zazen sessions and engage in experiential and writing exercises, poetry, and Zen stories to stimulate insightful inquiry. This inquiry can guide us in addressing our challenges and appreciating the life we are living and the people with whom we are sharing it. Participants are invited to join with students to enjoy mindful meals together. During the retreat everyone in Tassajara will be participating in this practice together.

The schedule will include free mornings to study, meet in small groups, volunteer in temple daily activities or simply enjoy the natural beauty of Tassajara. There will be daily sessions in the afternoon with Ryushin and Jonah in the large retreat hall. In the evening, zazen or dharma talks will be offered. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a private interview with Ryushin during the retreat.

Livestream Option: There is also an online version of this retreat.

Fee Information

Retreat fee: $200 (does not include housing)

Your Tassajara housing reservation includes all meals, beverages, and access to the hot springs. When registering for this retreat, you will first be given a choice of cabins. You may want to visit the Guest Season & Reservations page before starting your booking process.

Registration Information

Before registering, please review the Health and Safety Guidelines.

This event is sold out.