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November 30 @ 7:00 pm - December 7 @ 5:00 pm

Mountains and Waters

16922 Cabot Avenue
Fairbault, MN 55021 United States

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Rohatsu Sesshin – Simplified Zen Meditation Retreat


Tuesday November 30, 7 pm – Tuesday December 7, 5 pm

The traditional week-long sesshin honoring Buddha’s enlightenment, deep in winter and snow with fire heat.

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.
  • First night orientation includes instruction in zazen and optional outdoor meditation.
  • Private interviews are available immediately after the sesshin.
  • Partial participation is possible, but please attend the Friday orientation session.
  • 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.
  • Covid precautions update later.
  • If you have not been here before, or if you have never sat sesshin before, please contact Shodo before registering.
  • 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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November 30 @ 7:00 pm
December 7 @ 5:00 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