Louisville Zen Center offers Zen retreats and other extended sittings - both in-person and online. Those who have completed the Introduction to Zen Meditation or equivalent are welcome to attend. For retreats at Heart of Perfect Wisdom Zendo, please read here about how to join us in-person. When attending virtually, click here for how to join us online.
Whether the extended sitting is led by Louisville Zen Center or Rochester Zen Center (with Louisville ZC joining online), you may attend in-person at Heart of Perfect Wisdom Zendo, if you wish. During block 3, our group leader usually offers one-to-one, private instruction to those in-person at HPWZ as well as to those on Zoom.
Part-time participation is ok, too. If attending part-time, please arrive/depart during breaks between blocks. Here is the schedule:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom access, questions about private instruction, or to reserve a seat at HPWZ. You may extend this schedule even more by attending Louisville Zen Center's regular Sunday evening sitting.
Cost. We suggest non-members give $15-$20 via PayPal for each day of the extended sitting, but any contribution, large or small, is much appreciated. To make an ongoing commitment while supporting the mission of the Center, please consider membership.
|Dates||Length||Location||Led by||Application Deadline|
|Sep. 23-30||7 days||Chapin Mill/Zoom||Sensei Dhara Kowal||Sep. 7|
|Oct. 6-8||2 days||Madison ZC/Zoom||Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede||Sep. 29; apply here|
|Oct. 28 - Nov. 4||7 days||Chapin Mill/Zoom||Sensei John Pulleyn||Oct. 12|
|Dec. 8-10||2 days||Chapin Mill/Zoom||Eryl Kubicka||Nov. 30|
|Jan. 6-13, 2024||7 days||Chapin Mill/Zoom||Sensei John Pulleyn||Dec. 28|
|Feb. 16-18||2 days||Chapin Mill/Zoom||Ven. Jissai Prince-Cherry||Feb. 1|
|Apr. 13-20||7 days||Chapin Mill/Zoom||Sensei John Pulleyn||Mar. 28|
|Jun. 1-8||7 days||Chapin Mill/Zoom||Sensei Dhara Kowal||May 16|
|Jul. 27 - Aug. 3||7 days||Chapin Mill/Zoom||TBD||Jul. 11|
You are also invited to participate in sesshin (intensive Zen meditation retreats) and other events led by our mother temple, Rochester Zen Center. Sesshin is offered about once a month at Rochester Zen Center, and vary in length from two to seven days with about 10 hours of zazen scheduled each day. One-to-one instruction is offered about three times daily. You may formally join by applying to attend in-person in NY or online via RZC Zoom. Part-time online participation is available, but to receive one-to-one instruction, you must attend at least two of the four blocks of sitting including one in which one-to-one is offered. You may also attend sittings informally (though without one-to-one instruction) simply by signing on to RZC Zoom before sittings begin. Here is the daily sesshin schedule.
Below is a list of upcoming Rochester Zen Center sesshins. Click here for the application and fee information. Note: Louisville Zen Center members receive member rates for sesshin and other events hosted by Rochester Zen Center.
Louisville Zen Center