Zen Center of Portland

2520 NW Upshur, Portland, Oregon 97210


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Retreat Information

The retreat dates for 2014 are as follows:

  • January 30 - February 2, 3-day retreat at ZCP
  • April 29 May 4, 5-day retreat at ZCP (end of month-long intensive April 5 - May 4)
  • July 31 - August 3, 3-day retreat at ZCP
  • October 21 - 26, 5-day retreat at ZCP

Month of Intensive Practice: April 5 to May 4th.
Mon-Fri: 6-7am, Mon-Thu 7:15-8:35pm, Sat: Extended Day, Sun: 9-10am and noon-1pm, Retreat 4/29-5/4

Please download and complete our retreat Registration form and email it to us,
so we'll know in advance how much food to prepare.

Retreat Fees

Full time participants:

     3 day retreat: $75.00

     5 day retreat: $125.00

If you feel you can not afford some or all of the retreat fee please contact the retreat coordinator
(Pat Norris, geshin@hevanet.com )and/or download and fill out the Retreat Scholarship Application Form
and email it to the coordinator.


Part time participants

     Donation of $5 to $10 per sitting block is suggested


Retreat fees cover expenses but do not include donations to the teacher, which can be made
separately during the retreat.

Retreat Schedule

5:20 am Wake-up
5:55 amAltar Rice Offering
6:00 amDawn sitting block
8:00 amService
8:15 amBreakfast
8:45 amWork Practice Begins
10:00 am Work Practice Ends
10:15 am Morning Sitting block
11:00 am Practice Talk
1:05 pmBowing Practice
1:15 pmLunch
1:45 pmBreak
3:00 pmAfternoon Sitting block
5:50 pmReading
6:00 pmEvening Meal
7:15 pmEvening Sitting block
9:20 pmPractice Principles
10:00 pmLights Out
First Day: Starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm
Last Day: Same as regular schedule until 11:45 am when we end.