Immerse yourself in the majestic, wild landscape surrounding Tassajara with four days of hiking, nature connection, and feral Zen practice.
Following in the footsteps of the ancient, hermetic Zen masters, we will return to nature in pursuit of a wild Dharma that is subtly transmitted by grasses, creeks, and mountains. The wilderness that surrounds Tassajara will become our zendo, where refined Zen rituals will take on feral forms. We will chant with the birds at dawn, meditate atop ridges, recite Buddhist poetry amidst blooming wildflowers, and more. Our instructors and sangha will include Tassajara’s majestic landscape and many wild beings as we build foundational ecological knowledge, renew deep relationships with nature, and explore the Dharma.
No previous hiking/wilderness or Zen experience is required. However, due to the rugged nature of the trails, participants must be physically fit and free of injuries, serious health conditions, or impediments, and able to hike 4–7 miles with 2,000-foot elevation gains/losses.
Retreat fee: $361 ($306/Member)
Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. Retreats begin late afternoon on the indicated start date and end in the morning on the indicated end date. Visit the Rooms & Rates section and determine your preferred accommodations before making your reservations request online.