Each type of sesshin has a different schedule. Retreats are very fluid; seven-day sesshins are tightly scheduled from 4 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.; jataka sesshins have both structured and unstructured time. 7-Day Sesshin Schedule | Jataka Sesshin Schedule | Retreat Schedule
Sesshins or retreats are held almost every month either in Costa Rica or Vermont.
- April 18-25 — 7-day sesshin in Vermont
- June 27-July 4 — 7-day sesshin in Costa Rica
- October 23-28 — 5-day working person sesshin or Jataka sesshin Vermont
- December 5-12 — 7-day sesshin in Vermont
Going to sesshin is a bit like preparing oneself prior to taking a journey to a distant land.
You need appropriate clothes, you need to know a few survival phrases, and you need to have passing familiarity with the culture. In the same way, when you come to sesshin, you need to dress correctly, you need to know a few terms, and you need to know what is expected of you. Read More...