01may6:00 pm05(may 5)1:00 pmSPRING SESSHIN IN SALT LAKE CITYwith Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi

Event Details

Spring Sesshin with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi
May 1-5, 2024
21 G Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

You are invited to join the Steelyard Sangha for Spring Sesshin in Salt Lake City, May 1-5. This is an urban retreat well suited to practitioners who may not be able to attend fully residential retreats.

The program includes Zazen and Services, samu (work practice), Dharma talks, and an opportunity to meet with the teacher (Dokusan). In the afternoon, the schedule includes time for light exercise and embodiment sessions to support your sitting practice.

Wed, May 1: 6:00 – 7:30 pm 
Thu – Sat, May 2-4: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun, May 5: 6:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Jukai ceremony (Receiving the Precepts) will be on Sunday morning.

The Wednesday evening opening includes a social with light refreshments. We will provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Breakfast is included on Sunday morning.

“Please join us in this urban retreat. Extended sitting is a rare opportunity to deepen your practice and become more intimate with your mind. And gathering with fellow practitioners will strengthen your resolve to awaken more thoroughly to your life and your ever-present Buddha Nature.”    – Mugaku Roshi




$399 Two Arrows Zen Member
$449 General Admission

Can’t come in person? Join the Spring Sesshin Online

Spring Sesshin Online
May 1-5, 2024
Hosted by the Steelyard Sangha
via Zoom

The Online Spring Sesshin is a four-day meditation intensive that runs concurrently with the Spring Sesshin in Salt Lake City and is available to those who cannot travel. The program via Zoom includes Zazen and Services, Dokusan, embodiment, and Dharma Talks. The Sesshin begins with an evening session on Zoom at 6:30 pm MT on Wednesday, May 1, and ends with a closing online session on Sunday, May 5.

Participants in the online Sesshin schedule their participation in advance, using a Practice Commitment form we will provide the week before the Sesshin. The online program requires you to sit at least one full 2-hour period per day in addition to the Dharma Talk. You are encouraged to participate in as much of the schedule as possible, creating a retreat experience in your home space.

The Online Spring Sesshin with Mugaku Roshi is open to meditators with prior Zen practice experience. To inquire about prerequisites and registration, please CONTACT US.



1 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 5 (Sunday) 1:00 pm