Events

Rohatsu – December 2018

Buddha’s Enlightenment With Joshin Byrnes Rohatsu is Japanese for "eighth day of the twelfth month." December 8 has come to be the day Japanese Zen Buddhists observe the enlightenment of the historical Buddha. Rohatsu is a powerful gathering of practitioners and friends who are dedicated to realizing the way.

New Year’s Eve Sit – 2018

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community 3958 Route 30, Cornwall, VT, United States

We will have a New Year's Eve sit beginning at 10pm on December 31, with the traditional ringing of 108 bells at midnight. The residents will be there together, and you are completely welcome to join us for this gentle fading away of the old and quiet arising of the new year. We'll serve some […]

Summer Sesshin 2019

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community 3958 Route 30, Cornwall, VT, United States

Sesshin, meaning to gather the heart/mind, is a meditation retreat, done with others that deepens our relationship to our mind and to the world. In sesshin, the mind/body calms and settles, and the mind becomes clear and open. We experience the deep stillness that lies within each of us and the tremendous strength of a […]

Rohatsu – December 2021

Buddha’s Enlightenment With Joshin Byrnes Rohatsu is Japanese for "eighth day of the twelfth month." December 8 has come to be the day Japanese Zen Buddhists observe the enlightenment of the historical Buddha. Rohatsu is a powerful gathering of practitioners and friends who are dedicated to realizing the way. The suggested donation is $ 150.

Rohatsu – December 2019

Buddha’s Enlightenment With Joshin Byrnes Rohatsu is Japanese for "eighth day of the twelfth month." December 8 has come to be the day Japanese Zen Buddhists observe the enlightenment of the historical Buddha. Rohatsu is a powerful gathering of practitioners and friends who are dedicated to realizing the way.

Summer Sesshin 2020

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community 3958 Route 30, Cornwall, VT, United States

Sesshin, meaning to gather the heart/mind, is a meditation retreat, done with others that deepens our relationship to our mind and to the world. In sesshin, the mind/body calms and settles, and the mind becomes clear and open. We experience the deep stillness that lies within each of us and the tremendous strength of a […]

Rohatsu – December 2020

Buddha’s Enlightenment With Joshin Byrnes Rohatsu is Japanese for "eighth day of the twelfth month." December 8 has come to be the day Japanese Zen Buddhists observe the enlightenment of the historical Buddha. Rohatsu is a powerful gathering of practitioners and friends who are dedicated to realizing the way. The suggested donation is $ 150.

Sesshin – May 2022

Sesshin, meaning to gather the heart/mind, is a meditation retreat, done with others that deepens our relationship to our mind and to the world. In sesshin, the mind/body calms and settles, and the mind becomes clear and open. We experience the deep stillness that lies within each of us and the tremendous strength of a […]

Rohatsu Sesshin 2022

Buddha’s Enlightenment With Joshin Byrnes Rohatsu is Japanese for "eighth day of the twelfth month." December 8 has come to be the day Japanese Zen Buddhists observe the enlightenment of the historical Buddha. Rohatsu is a powerful gathering of practitioners and friends who are dedicated to realizing the way.

Spring Practice Period – Cooking Your Life

Stories from the Kitchen Recipes for Community Online Practice Intensive and Sesshin Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community May 1 - May 28, 2023 Whether you are new to Zen or have been sitting meditation for a while, this practice intensive is a wonderful way to enter practice or deepen it in a nourishing context you […]

Sesshin May 2023

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community 3958 Route 30, Cornwall, VT, United States

Singing the Song of Zazen – A Commuter Sesshin – In Person (fully booked) and Online (still openings)

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community 3958 Route 30, Cornwall, VT, United States

Early morning in May: Looking at Bread Loaf Mountain. (Eisho 2022) Three full days June 13th, 14th, 15th. Let’s get together for a few days, in sesshin, a gathering of our heart-minds and bodies. Let’s spend these days in silence, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and lunch together. This retreat is […]