Zazenkai All-Day Sitting

August 24 (Zen Peacemakers Retreat), September 21 (with Fusatsu Renewal), October 12, and November 16.


One day Zen meditation intensive at the beautiful Willow Farm Zendo in Hygiene, CO.

The schedule includes four blocks of seated and walking meditation; work practice; chant service; short dharma talk; and lunch. Registration is open for Full-Day and Half-Day participation now.

RSVP on the Meetup Event page (link goes to August event, please navigate from there) and pay in advance with the PayPal links below. Your payment receipt is your registration confirmation. 

Meals are vegetarian. They usually include ample vegan and gluten-free options, but please indicate in a Comment with your registration RSVP (or your PayPal payment) if you have any dietary restrictions. 

Scholarships are available for one day retreats; also see note regarding financial need below. No one is turned away for lack of funds.




Full schedule is:

8:30am Zazen / Guidelines
9:00 Walking Meditation
9:10 Zazen
9:40 End
9:45 Work Practice
11:00 Zazen
11:30 Walking Meditation
11:40 Zazen
12:10 End
12:15 Lunch — Break [Interviews]


1:30 pm Dharma Words / Zazen
2:00 Walking Meditation
2:10 Zazen (with Interview)
2:40 - 3:10 Break
3:10 Chant Service
3:20 Zazen (with Interview)
3:50 Walking Meditation
4:00 Zazen
4:30 Closing Words & Circle


For Monthly Paying Members of Eon Zen Center or Great Mountain Zen Center:

  • Whole Day: $40 
  • Half Day w/ Lunch: $25
  • Half Day w/o Lunch: $20

For Non-Members:

  • Whole Day: $50
  • Half Day w/ Lunch: $30
  • Half Day w/o Lunch: $25

We understand that retreat fees can be prohibitive in these times, and are committed to making Zen practice available to all regardless of financial situation. If fees are a hardship, please pay what you can and enter a comment explaining your circumstances. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Prepare for your retreat

Please wear comfortable sitting clothes. Bring additional work clothes and shoes appropriate for a working farm. 

If you have dietary restrictions, you may bring your own lunch. Please notify us in advance if you will be bringing food and if it will need refrigeration.

Willow Farm is approximately 30 minute drive from central Boulder. Plan to arrive by 8:15am (or 1:15pm if you are only sitting the afternoon).



  • Six hours zazen meditation
  • One hour work practice
  • Farm-sourced vegetarian lunch
  • Chant service
  • Dharma talk
  • Private interview w/teacher