May Peace Prevail Sesshin 2022

A 4-day meditation retreat
(available via Zoom with some limited on-site participation available)

Wednesday, May 25 (eve.) – Sunday, May 29

Led by Sensei Katherine Daiki Senshin Griffith


This May Peace Prevail Sesshin will focus on awakening to our essential nature, the source of true peace. It will also include chants, metta prayers and Dharma talk dedicated to the peace of the world.
Sesshin, “to unify the mind,” is an essential practice for the deepening for one’s zazen. It is an extended, silent retreat in which most of the normal schedule of the Center is set aside to allow for a more focused zazen practice, integrated with walking meditation, face-to-face meetings with a teacher, service, work practice, chanting, rest, yoga, meals, Dharma readings or talks, and a closing circle. This sesshin is open to both zoom and in-person participants. In-person participants must be vaccinated. Housing is limited and commuting is encouraged.

Click here to view the schedule

Click here to view Bodhisattva Prayer

Click here to view Metta of Peace

Deadline to register: Wednesday, May 18.

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Sensei Senshin 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 Program Steward from 2010 till this year. 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.