WZC Sesshin Schedule

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Saturday, September 23- Friday, September 29
7-Day Autumn Sesshin
Application Deadline: September 9*

Monday, October 16- Saturday, October 21
Zentensive Workshop and Retreat
For registration and more information, click here.

*If applying after the deadline, a $5 per day fee will be added to the cost of sesshin.

More about Sesshin at Windhorse


SESSHIN COSTS: The prices below include retreat fees as well as room and board for the duration of sesshin.  Dana for our teachers and staying extra days before or after are not included.  To find out more about staying at Windhorse outside of sesshin, click here.

The cost of sesshin for dues-paying Windhorse members is $55 per day ($385 for a 7-day sesshin).

For non-members, the sesshin price is $60 per day ($420 for a 7-day sesshin).

If you are unable to pay the full cost of sesshin, please contact the center directly and apply for a scholarship.

For those who are able to contribute more, we ask that you consider paying a “benefactor price” of an additional $100-$200. This portion of your sesshin fee is a tax-deductible donation to the center and it allows Windhorse to offer scholarships to those who cannot afford the full cost of sesshin.

*If applying after the deadline, a $5 per day fee will be added to the cost of sesshin.

*Please note:  These prices do not include dana for our teachers, who are not paid a salary for their Dharma work.

 

Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. If you do not receive an acceptance email (which is different from an acknowledgement of your application) by two weeks ahead of sesshin, please call or email the center directly. The week before sesshin, you will receive an email with information on what to bring, when to arrive, etc.

Sesshin Application

Basic Information

*If applying after the deadline, a $5 per day fee will be added to the cost of sesshin.

Contact Information

Please answer the following questions in detail, using the back of this form and additional paper as needed. The purpose of requesting this information is to help determine whether attendance at sesshin might adversely affect an applicant’s health and/or the well-being of others. It also helps those conducting sesshin to be aware of physical and mental conditions that may require special consideration. For this reason it is vital that all health information be current and specific in regard to both active and inactive conditions.

This medical information is solely for the reference of teachers and monitors and will be kept confidential. If you would prefer to speak privately with a teacher, this can also be arranged.
In order to provide a strong, safe and stable environment for you and everyone else at sesshin, please also respond to the following questions:
Please also notify us of any medical conditions that may arise after you have submitted this application.
SESSHIN COSTS: The prices below include retreat fees as well as room and board for the duration of sesshin. Dana for our teachers and staying extra days before or after are not included. To find out more about staying at Windhorse outside of sesshin, click here.

The cost of sesshin for dues-paying Windhorse members is $55 per day ($385 for a 7-day sesshin).

For non-members, the sesshin price is $60 per day ($420 for a 7-day sesshin).

If you are unable to pay the full cost of sesshin, please contact the center directly and apply for a scholarship.

For those who are able to contribute more, we ask that you consider paying a “benefactor price” of an additional $100-$200. This portion of your sesshin fee is a tax-deductible donation to the center and it allows Windhorse to offer scholarships to those who cannot afford the full cost of sesshin.

*If applying after the deadline, a $5 per day fee will be added to the cost of sesshin.

*Please note: These prices do not include dana for our teachers, who are not paid a salary for their Dharma work.
Checks or money orders can be made payable to:

Windhorse Zen Community (or simply WZC)

And sent to:

Windhorse Zen
580 Panther Branch Road
Alexander, NC 28701
*Please use the Paypal payment option below this form after submitting registration.
By signing this application, I agree as follows:

(1) I will uphold the spirit of the sesshin guidelines.

(2) I will finish the entire sesshin or portion of sesshin for which I have applied.

(3) Waiver of Liability: I understand that sesshin is a period of intense traditional Zen training involving some 10 hours of formal meditation per day. In accordance with this understanding and in consideration for my being accepted to sesshin, I agree that neither Windhorse Zen Community nor any of its officers or trustees—nor any person acting as sesshin monitor, or overseeing any aspect of sesshin—shall be liable for any loss or injury suffered by me in connection with my participation in sesshin.