May Peace Prevail Sesshin 2023

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

Wednesday, May 24 (eve.) – Sunday, May 28

Led by Sensei Katherine Daiki Senshin Griffith


This Sesshin is a four daylong retreat devoted to samadhi practice, offered both in-person at ZCLA and via Zoom. With Great Silence observed throughout, it is an opportunity to intensify and deepen your practice through the experience of periods of uninterrupted meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), a dharma talk, service, face-to-face meetings with Sensei Katherine Daiki Senshin Griffith, as well as time for mindful work practice (samu) and meals. Zoom participants will have time to eat, walk and do their own samu at home, then link back into the sesshin schedule. Open to everyone, newcomers are especially welcome to attend.*

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Deadline to register: Wednesday, May 17.


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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.