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Spring Sesshin at Santa Sabina: In Person
March 28, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Spring Sesshin at Santa Sabina
March 28 – April 3, 2022
In-person with limited support for joining on Zoom
Santa Sabina Center
25 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 (map & directions)
All options at Santa Sabina for the Spring Sesshin are filled and the waitlist is now closed. Registration to join the sesshin on Zoom is open.
Applications are open for in-person participation in the Spring Sesshin at Santa Sabina and will continue until March 20th or all spaces have been filled. Information on Zoom participation will be available in March. To participate on Zoom, please do not submit the application. A deposit of $100 and completed application form will hold your place.
Fees, Dana, & Accommodations
Fees for the sesshin cover the costs of room and board at Santa Sabina and are therefore not tax-deductible. In addition to the fee for room and board, participants are encouraged to make a separate donation for Norman, his teachings, and the administrative costs involved in organizing and offering this sesshin. The link for dana will be provided in future communications on sesshin. Dana for practice discussion with senior teachers during sesshin can be arranged directly with senior teachers.
Due to COVID considerations, our hosts encourage single occupancy; you will be able to request a double room only if you have made arrangements with someone else to share a room and both of you provide this information on your applications. There are no dormitory accommodations.
- Single rooms: $1,140: Sign up for WAITLIST
- Double rooms: $990: Sign up for WAITLIST
- Commuter: $810: Sign up for WAITLIST
Social distancing requirements affect seating arrangements in the zendo and dining room and thus, the total number of participants we can accommodate. We anticipate a maximum of 45–50 participants and are working with Santa Sabina to finalize seating plans.
Unfortunately, due to safety considerations, our traditional oryoki meal forms cannot be supported by the center at this time. If you have special dietary or other needs, please let the registrar know. There will be a space for this on the application form. –>
For the safety of all participants, we will observe the protocols developed by our hosts at Santa Sabina Center, informed by current research. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted and test negative for Covid twice: on the day before and the day of the start of the sesshin. At-home rapid antigen testing is currently the most efficient way to accomplish this. Test kits can be ordered now, free of charge with this link:
Sesshin participants must also wear an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask and practice social distancing in all shared spaces, at all times.
If you have questions that are not answered here or in the email announcement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.