The Village Zendo’s monthly one-day retreat (zazenkai) is a great way to experience a short, intensive meditation retreat right here in the city.
Each year there is an Urban Sesshin in March to provide an opportunity to experience an intensive practice period in the city. A theme is selected and participants visit sites around the city to examine aspects of the theme.
There are two intensive practice periods each year. The first begins the last week in July with a four-week practice period at Grail House in Cornwall on Hudson, NY.
The second intensive practice period begins December 26th and goes through March. It begins with our year-end sesshin (silent meditation retreat) at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY. The ango continues with programs and retreats in New York City, culminating in Urban Sesshin in late March.