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May 2019 All Day Sitting

May 19th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

One Day Retreat, led by Norman.

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.

Sittings are usually held at Naturebridge, a retreat and conference center on Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco. Starting in July, we will sometimes 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 each location.

To Register

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.

NOTE: The invitation has gone out but you can read it and register here:


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.

Registration Deadline

We very much appreciate receiving your registration no later than end of day on the Thursday before each sitting. If you miss this deadline, you may still attend but must bring your own lunch.


If your plans change after registering, please notify the registrar right away by sending an email to

If you cancel after the registration deadline, you will be asked and expected to pay the $60/person cost that covers our obligation to our venues.

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.

Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
1601 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach , CA 94965
Directions: Please see Getting Here


Future all-day sittings in 2019

  • June 30: Sunday at Naturebridge in the Headlands
  • July 27: Saturday at Green Gulch Farm
  • August 31: Saturday at Green Gulch Farm
  • September 15: Sunday at Naturebridge in the Headlands (opening of the Fall Practice Period)
  • 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 All-Day Sitting FAQ. Still have questions? Email the registrar at Thank you!