2023 Year-End Sesshin
A 3-day meditation retreat
(Available via Zoom with some limited on-site participation available)
Led by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith
Wednesday, December 27 (eve) – Saturday, December 30 (eve)
The focus of this sesshin that comes just before the western New Year is enlivening our practice. The Chinese New Year begins on February 10th. 2024 is the year of the Wood Dragon, like a plant growing in springtime. The schedule is spare: Just Zazen, Just Walking, Just Eating, Just Working, Just Resting – breath by breath, step by step, bite by bite, moment by moment. We will look directly at the conditioned mind and taste the freedom of forgetting the self. A wonderful opportunity to empty out and go deep as we end the year.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY DECEMBER 24, NOON
Housing is not guaranteed and is on a first come basis.
In-person participation is limited. Please register early to guarantee a seat in the Zendo.
ZCLA does NOT have my personal/emergency/medical information on file: Click here to fill out program application.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27 @ 9 a.m.
$25 fee will be charged for dropping out or registering past posted deadlines.
Members: $40/Day; $120 Fulltime
Non-Members: $60/Day; $180 Fulltime
EMAIL TO ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL GO OUT THE MORNING OF WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27.
You can buy your oryoki bowls here: Oryoki Set – Zen Center of Los Angeles (zcla.org).
Oryoki intruction will be offered in-person only on the first night.
(If you have concerns about payments or any other questions, please contact email@example.com)
*Non-members and new members: Attending an in-person “Introduction to Zen Meditation Class” is a prerequisite for attending all onsite activities.
Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith started studying Zen in the Rinzai tradition at New York Zendo Shobo-Ji in Manhattan in 1987. At Dai Bosatsu Zendo, she received Jukai in 1994 from Eido Shimano Roshi, with whom she studied until 2000 when she moved to Los Angeles. She became a member of ZCLA in 2001 and began her studies with Roshi Egyoku. During her time in New York, Sensei Senshin also studied with various Tibetan teachers and at Fire Lotus Zendo. She was the ZCLA Program Steward from 2010 to 2022. On the Teacher’s Circle since 2016, Sensei Senshin was empowered as Dharma Holder in 2018 and as an independent Zen Teacher and Preceptor in 2019. She is a member of the Lay Zen Teachers Association (LZTA), the American Zen Teachers Association (AZTA), the White Plum Asanga (WPA) and the Zen Peacemaker’s Order of Disorder. She was installed as Head Teacher on April 10, 2022.