Summer Work Practice

April – September 2022


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. Work practice offers many opportunities for studying the self, cultivating dharma relationships with 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.

Tassajara is no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2022 work practice programs.

Summer Work Practice Overview

Duration, schedule, guidelines, and other general information

What to Bring

Information about personal items, electronics, and attire


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


Frequently Asked Questions about the Summer Work Practice program at Tassajara