Summer Work Practice

April 7 – September 13, 2020

The Summer Work Practice Program provides a wonderful opportunity for living and working within a community where the foundation is Zen meditation. The focus of practice in the summer is work. The days are intense and physically demanding, requiring a high degree of self-discipline and self-motivation. At the same time, work practice offers many opportunities for studying the self, cultivating dharma relationships with other students and teachers, and practicing in a deeply supportive natural environment. Tassajara’s work-practice approach is based on the teachings of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.

Please email the application to zmcdirectorassist@sfzc.org

Overview

Duration, schedule, guidelines, and other general information

How to Apply

Application and contact information

What to Bring

Information about personal items, electronics, and attire

Transportation

Located approximately two hours by car southeast of Carmel, California, the only vehicle access to Tassajara is via a 14-mile dirt road

Communication and Media

Receiving mail and using the public telephone

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Summer Work Practice program at Tassajara