9/13/2019 6:00 PM -
Camp Indianola (10635 NE Shore Dr, Indianola, WA, 98342) (
Sesshin, our Soto Zen form of intensive meditation retreat, offers us the chance to deeply investigate the true nature of this human life. We allow ourselves to be supported by the forms of practice and the schedule of community life. Our silent sesshin will include zazen, kinhin, service, Dharma talks, dokusan and oryoki meals. Oryoki instruction will be available. All meals will be vegetarian. The Camp is situated on Puget Sound, north of Bainbridge Island across Port Madison (15 minutes south of Kingston). It offers beautiful views and the chance to walk on the beach during breaks. The zendo is a wonderful high-ceilinged space facing the water. Sleeping accommodations vary, see below. Please join us.
You may attend the entire sesshin or either half. The first half runs from Friday, 7pm to Sunday, 5pm; the second half goes from Sunday, 7pm to Wednesday 12:00pm.
To attend any part of this sesshin, you must have completed at least one full-day Buddhist retreat or have permission from one of the teachers. To attend the second half only, you must have previous sesshin experience in a Soto lineage.
- Rustic dorm: Bunk beds in Driftwood Lodge, maximum four persons per room.
- Tent sites: Grassy area near beach, please bring your own tent.
- Modern double: Twin bed or lower bunk in Cottage, a few steps from the main lodge, maximum two persons per room, shared bathrooms adjacent. $50.00 extra (full sesshin only).
- Rustic single: Small, one-person room in Driftwood Lodge, twin bed or lower bunk. $100 extra (full sesshin only).
Waiting list: If you would like to be on a waiting list for a different sleeping option, including a modern double for either half of the sesshin, please indicate this in the Special Requests box.