Venue, Date and time
September 28 – October 3, 2021 (Weekend attendance by arrangement)
Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center
Cost & scholarships
No one, especially LGBTQ, black, indigenous and other people of color, will be turned away for lack of funds.
Five days: $450 or Weekend: $250
Dana for sesshin leaders will be welcome. With support from RMERC, we are offering partial scholarships for people of color, LGBTQ, full-time grassroots activists, people between 18-30. If you are in need of a scholarship, please talk to us. If you can support sesshin participation of others, please let us know.
Please register by filling this form.
Our sangha takes a trauma informed approach to healing, awakening and changemaking. As a result, at our retreats, we combine practices from the ancient tradition of Rinzai Zen with our current understanding of what individuals need to face and release our trauma. Each day will include indoor zazen (seated meditation), outdoor meditation (by trees, bonfire or flowing water), kinhin (group walking meditation), deep abdominal chanting, opportunities to share our experience with other participants, a talk at the interface of Zen and Ecodharma teachings, rest periods, samu (silent work periods to prepare food) and dokusan (private interview with the teacher). We will have time in the afternoons for personal extended time in nature. Food preparation will be led by brilliant chef and dharma teacher Imtiaz Rangwala. The food served will be vegan and we will always have gluten-free options. For detailed schedule of five days, please visit this page.
Two day attendance You can join the group on Friday. Please don’t enter the meditation hall during indoor sits; entire building reverberates when someone walks in. The lodge might be locked when we are outdoors.
Legal waiver Please read this page before arriving. Everyone will need to sign it when they arrive.