Summer Ango 2022: A Time of Return and Renewal

July 25 - August 4
Wisdom House in Litchfield, Connecticut

Please join us for the Village Zendo’s first in-person summer retreat since the start of the pandemic: July 25th through August 4th at Wisdom House in Litchfield, Connecticut.

This will begin our 2022 summer ango with a silent and spacious container in which we can reflect deeply in community, heal, and restore ourselves. In addition to sitting and walking meditation, the days will follow a schedule of body practice, work practice, dharma talks, liturgy and rest. Private interview with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers will be available daily throughout the retreat.

For those unable to attend in person, our regular online sitting schedule will continue and the Dharma talks will be streamed online via our Online Zendo.

You may join us for some part of or all of the time. Please note that to receive a service position you must attend all from the 25th on.

We’ll be adhering to the latest CDC guidelines and the recommendations of our Village Zendo medical team. Vaccination plus a booster is required for in-person attendance.

Questions? Please contact registrar@villagezendo.org.

Arrivals and Departures:

As Wisdom House requires attendee numbers ahead for their planning purposes, registration will close on 7/10. But please do let us know if that is an issue for you.

Arrival time for those coming to help set-up 7/24 is 3pm. For those arriving on 7/25, check-in time is between 2:00 - 4:00pm.

Departure on 8/04 will be around 11-12pm.

Again, please let us know if you need to make different arrangements.

COVID Protocols:

Largely staying in line with the guidelines in place for visiting the Zendo itself, here are more specifics for attending the Village Zendo’s Summer Ango.

Those who attend should have completed a minimum of 3 shots at least 2 weeks prior to arrival (2 vaccinations and one or two boosters).

Please check for a negative home test the morning of your arrival.

KN95 or KF94 masks are required for the first 3 days of retreat.

You may elect to wear an N95, which offers additional protection.

Please bring 2 covid tests so that you can test yourself after 3 days and in case of feeling or appearing symptomatic.

If after 3 days, the covid test is negative, a mask will be optional.

We plan to do chanting without a mask outdoors. Masks will be worn for chanting indoors.

Please also bring extra masks just in case your mask needs to be replaced.

Be great if you could bring extra masks or tests for others in case of need.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping us all safe!

Contact: registrar@villagezendo.org

Registration Schedule

July 24 Set Up: Early arrival to set up the retreat

July 25 – August 4: Dai Sesshin – Ten days devoted to zazen, talks, and silent contemplation.

Fees

Fees Entire Retreat:

Members:
Shared room: $1400
Single Room: $1700
Non-Members:
Shared room: $1700
Single Room: $2000

Fees Per Night:

Members:
Shared room: $140 / night
Single room: $170 / night
Non-Members:
Shared room: $170 / night
Single room: $200 / night

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