We are pleased and joyful to once again be offering an in-person silent meditation retreat at Wisdom House Retreat Center in beautiful Litchfield, Ct. After this traumatic and difficult time, the retreat will begin our 2021 summer ango with a silent and spacious container in which we can reflect deeply, heal, and restore ourselves in community. In addition to sitting and walking meditation, the days will feature a schedule of body practice, work practice, dharma talks, outdoor chanting services and rest. Private interview with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers will be available daily throughout the retreat.
We will be following the latest CDC guidelines along with the advice of our medical sangha members for optimum safety protocols. Meals will be freshly prepared and individually wrapped so that we can maintain proper distance while eating. For the protection of all in the community we do require that all who participate be vaccinated. We may also ask participants to sign a waiver and complete a current health questionnaire.
The dates will be August 6-14 and it will be necessary to sign up for the entire retreat.
Please know that as part of ango we will also be offering a weeklong online interactive retreat beginning August 17th, culminating on the 22nd with the Shuso Hossen ceremony for Willie Mukei Smith.
Wisdom House follows and exceeds the current CDC and Connecticut State guidelines and will continue to do so. Their aim is to provide both safety and comfort for their guests.
As you know the situation is changing. We are in regular contact with Wisdom House Management and will continue to monitor requirements and best practices jointly. Single room occupancy will be available to all participants. Please note that for safety precautions there will not be AC in the zendo. Full ventilation will be maintained with many open windows and fans. Should the medical recommendation on this change by August, we will then have air conditioning in the zendo.
Please contact the registrar at email@example.com with any specific questions or issues.