Online retreats in 2021 - formats & dates
Because of the pandemic we changed our retreat format and moved all retreats to the online platform Zoom.
You are welcome to join us for daily morning practice, from 7:00 - 8:00am EDT - every Monday - Friday.
Please contact the office for the Zoom link.
Until further changes we will be offering two online formats for our Zen retreats:
Our day-long retreats are scheduled on the last Saturday of most month, from 6:00am to 8:00pm local time (EDT)
They are open to anyone interested.
No previous Zen- or meditation practice experience is required.
These retreats are a cooperation of all affiliated centers and teachers.
There will be four 2-hour practice blocks throughout the day, with different teachers offering a dharma talk during each of the practice blocks.
The registration link for the day-long retreats will be posted closer to each event, next to each months date (see calendar below).
Please check back here or send an email if you would like to join our mailing list.
We offer those retreats for free but encourage you to make a donation to Furnace Mountain Zen Center if possible.
2. Regular weekend retreats
The retreat starts Friday evening and ends Sunday at noon:
Friday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 6:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 6:00am -12:00pm
For students at Furnace Mountain Zen Center or one of our affiliate centers and for Zen students with an established practice.
This format is not suitable for beginners and requires a quiet and relatively undisturbed space for you to participate.
There will be two-hour practice blocks throughout the day, chanting practice in the morning & evening, a daily dharma talk and private interview practice (Zoom breakout-room) with the leading teacher.
There is an application & registration process for these retreats.
Please apply here, and apply early - spaces are limited to 20 participants.
Suggested minimum donation for this format is $100. Scholarships are available upon request for those with limited financial means.
(Please give more if you are able to so that we can continue to offer scholarships for those in need.)
For questions please contact our office.
Upcoming day-long retreats (online):
Upcoming regular weekend retreats (online):
Friday evening - Sunday noon:
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For general questions please contact us via email.