03dec(dec 3)4:00 pm10(dec 10)12:00 pmVIRTUAL ROHATSU WINTER SESSHIN

Event Details

Can’t Travel to Torrey?
Everyone has the option to join the Virtual Winter Sesshin via Zoom.

Virtual Rohatsu Winter Sesshin 
with Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi
December 3 – 10, 2023
Via Zoom

Rohatsu Winter Sesshin is an intensive meditation retreat dedicated to the practice of zazen. Practitioners who gather at Two Arrows Zen in Torrey will be joined in a 7-day schedule by online participants from many locations. The experience of a strong schedule for sitting will benefit everyone who wishes to deepen their practice of zazen.

Rohatsu is Japanese for “eighth day of the twelfth month.” The Buddha was enlightened on the eighth of December when he looked up at the morning star, the planet we call Venus. The brightness of this planet was seen by Buddha at the end of a week straight of the deepest Samadhi.

From within this state of mind, the Buddha said: How wondrous, how wondrous! All beings are endowed with this pure nature! What a wondrous, astonishing thing has been realized! All the ten thousand things, all the flowers, all the trees, all the rocks, all things everywhere are shining brilliantly! The Rohatsu Sesshin commemorates that realization.

Participants in Torrey will be observing silence throughout the retreat. We encourage and will support virtual participants to bring a spirit of quiet to their week of practice at home.

The Virtual Winter Sesshin begins with an orientation session via Zoom at noon MT on Saturday, December 2. The retreat runs concurrently with the Sesshin in Torrey, starting on Sunday evening through noon MT on the following Sunday. The program via Zoom will include Zazen, Dokusan for new practitioners, and community meetings. 

Participants in the online Sesshin will schedule their participation in advance, using a Practice Commitment form we will provide in the week prior to the Sesshin. The online program requires that you commit to sitting at least two full 2-hour periods per day. You are encouraged to participate in as much of the schedule as possible. 

The cost is $449 for Two Arrows Zen Members and $499 for General Admission.

Please CONTACT US for more information about registration.



3 (Sunday) 4:00 pm - 10 (Sunday) 12:00 pm