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November 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - December 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Mountains and Waters

16922 Cabot Avenue
Fairbault, MN 55021 United States

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Simplified Zen Meditation Retreat (Rohatsu)


Saturday November 30, 7 pm – Thursday December 5, 3 pm, 2019

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.
  • Friday evening 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.


I’m very sad to say that this  year the sesshin is only 5 days long, because of an unavoidable work commitment. Hopefully future years will return to 7 days.

  • 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. You can register for all or part; please be clear which days you will come.
  • Retreat 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. spring@gmail.com. Driving directions and other information are at this page: Visitor information and there will be emails for any needed additional information. If you haven’t done this kind of sesshin before, we’ll want to talk by phone before you register.
  • 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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
December 5, 2019 @ 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