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September 16 @ 8:00 pm - September 21 @ 3:00 pm

Mountains and Waters

16922 Cabot Avenue
Fairbault, MN 55021 United States

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5-Day Sesshin at the Farm – September 16-21

5-Day Sesshin at the Farm – September 16-21

September 16th, 8pm  – September 21st, 3pm

In sesshin, we let in the support of the whole universe. This can feel profound or ordinary; it is actually extraordinary.

  • Sitting and walking meditation for 12 hours a day in silence, indoors or outdoors. Cooking and other tasks will be shared on a volunteer basis. Meals are included.
  • Arrival Thursday evening, orientation 8 pm Thursday, zazen at 6 Friday morning. Orientation includes instruction in zazen and optional outdoor meditation.
  • Private interviews are available immediately after the sesshin.
  • Partial participation can be arranged.
  • Simple sleeping accommodations are offered; commuting is possible but discouraged.


  • Advance registration is required, one week in advance. Retreats are held at a private home on a 17-acre farm, an hour south of Minneapolis, on the Cannon River.
  • Leader is Shodo Spring, dharma heir of Shohaku Okumura, founder of Mountains and Waters Alliance (MountainsandWatersAlliance.org)
  • Fees are minimal; donations support the teacher in the ancient tradition called dana.
  • Feel free to ask questions. Driving directions and other information will be sent. Please ask if you would like to arrive early or stay late.
  • If you have not been here before, or if you have never sat sesshin before, please contact Shodo before registering.
  • Details will be updated based on the pandemic situation.
  • The fees above reflect that which we require to cover expenses for the event. Dana is a voluntary donation to help support the teacher and the teachings.
  • (for example: here you should tell us if you have any food concerns, allergies or chemical sensitivities, or any physical limitations)
  • Please let us know how you are arriving and if you need or are able to offer a carpool. Please also let us know what your plans are for staying overnight (if applicable) (eg: do you ned a bed, are you camping etc..)
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September 16 @ 8:00 pm
September 21 @ 3:00 pm
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Mountains and Waters
16922 Cabot Avenue
Fairbault, MN 55021 United States

Click For Directions / Visitor Info

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Shodo Spring