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September 2019 All Day Sitting

Sep 15th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

One Day Retreat, led by Norman

Sunday, September 15th

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).

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

This sitting will be held at Naturebridge, a retreat and conference center on Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco. Some months, we meet 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 Register

Registration for All-Day Sittings at NatureBridge is done through our electronic mailing list. Invitations are sent approximately 3 weeks before each sitting.

To receive an invitation, visit the Mailing Lists page, sign up for the Everyday Zen News & Events mailing list, and subscribe to All-Day Sittings.

The invitation & FAQ for the September sit is available at the link below:


Registration Deadline

We very much appreciate receiving your registration no later than end of day on the Thursday before each sitting.

We provide a final lunch count and attendance commitment to the venue by 9:00 AM on the Friday morning before our sitting. This requires us to hold participants to certain deadlines and commitments.

If you miss the registration deadline, you may still attend but must bring your own lunch. To register after the deadline, send an email to the registrar at


If you cancel after the registration deadline, you will be asked and expected to pay the $60/person cost that covers our obligation to NatureBridge. To cancel or if your plans change after registering, please notify the registrar right away at

What to Bring

A zafu or bench, zabuton, mat or blanket. Padded chairs are available.


NatureBridge at Golden Gate
1033 Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965
Directions and map: NatureBridge directions in Google maps

We usually sit in the Sunset Building or the Cypress Room. That information will be in the invitation email. As you approach Fort Cronkhite and Rodeo Beach, look for the EDZ sign to guide you to parking.


Future All-Day Sittings in 2019

  • October 5: Saturday at Green Gulch Farm
  • November 17: Sunday at NatureBridge in the Headlands (closing of the Fall Practice Period)
  • December 21: Saturday at Green Gulch Farm


Please check the FAQ in the invitation (linked to above once the invitation has gone out). Still need answers? Email the registrar at Thank you!