All Day Sittings

These traditional yet relaxed all day sittings begin at 9:00 am and include meditation, a silent lunch, dharma talk/discussion, and dokusan (private meeting with Norman or other teachers).

Our All Day Sittings have mostly been held at NatureBridge, a retreat and conference center on Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco. In July, we began meeting sometimes instead at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, also north of San Francisco, off Highway 1 at Muir Beach.

See below for the schedule of venues and directions to each location.

At NatureBridge, suggested contribution for the All Day Sittings is $80—120 (sliding scale) which includes a $60 facility rental fee, lunch, tea/coffee, and a donation to the teacher. You can pay by cash or check at the sitting.At Green Gulch Farm, the fee is $80–100 (sliding scale) which includes a rental fee, lunch, tea/coffee, and a donation to the teacher.

Please let us know when you register if you need a scholarship to help cover costs.

Invitations to the All-Day Sit are sent by email approximately 3 weeks before each sitting.

To receive these invitations, please visit the Mailing Lists page, sign up for the Everyday Zen News & Events mailing list, and subscribe to the All-Day Sittings. The invitation email will include more detail on the next month’s sitting and instructions for completing your registration.


Please check the All-Day Sitting FAQ. Still have questions? Email the registrar at Thank you!


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