Summer Work Practice

Summer 2024


Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
Summer 2024 Work Practice

Join us for one to six months of Zen work practice as a Tassajara Summer Student in 2024!

There is no fee to participate in summer work practice and all meals and housing are included. Tassajara is open to work practice students April 10, 2024 – September 24, 2024.

New students are strongly encouraged to first experience a guest student stay or apprenticeship at Green Gulch Farm.

New students may also come directly to Tassajara with a letter of recommendation. This recommendation may come from a Zen teacher or from someone who knows the student and Tassajara work practice well. Please include contacts for your reference with your application.

San Francisco Zen Center welcomes international visitors in the US on B visas to participate in our various offerings, workshops, and retreats. We also welcome students to participate in our Apprenticeship Program. Because the Apprenticeship Program is vocational, we are able to offer M-1 visas to students across the world. For more details about visas, click here.

Please fill out the Tassajara Summer Student Application. Please contact for any questions about Tassajara.

Summer Student Schedule 2024

5:30 wake up bell
6:00 zazen
7:00 morning service
7:30 breakfast
8:30 morning work circle
12:00 lunch
1:00 afternoon work circle
4:30 end of work / silent bath time
5:50 evening service
6:00 dinner
8:00 zazen
8:40 refuges