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Application to Join the Spring 2022 Sesshin



APPLICATION DEADLINE: All spaces are filled


All options at Santa Sabina are taken, including spaces for commuters. We have a waitlist both for rooms and for the commuter option.  

  • To add your name to the waitlist, do not pay the deposit or submit an application. Instead, complete the appropriate form to join the waitlist: Spring Sesshin Waitlist
  • Complete this application ONLY if the registrars have instructed you to do so.

There will also be limited support for joining on Zoom.

This spring, we will again have the chance to sit together in person for six days, waking with the bell and following the call of the han. It will be our first in-person sesshin in over two years! Zoketsu Norman Fischer will lead the sesshin. (Since it is not part of a practice period, there will not be a shuso.) We are also considering ways that the sesshin can be shared informally on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.

Santa Sabina Center
San Rafael, California 94901 (map & directions)


To register to join the sesshin in person (inclduing as a commuter), please first submit a deposit of $100 to hold your place if you haven’t already done so, then complete and submit the application below. 

After submitting the application, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted. This email will come from “” and will include a copy of your responses to the questions on the form. If you do not see it, please check your Spam folder; Gmail users, please also look under the Updates and Promotions now. Failing that, search for email from “”

Registration will close on Sunday, March 20 or sooner if all spaces have been filled. Please be mindful that space is limited; if all seats have been filled, we will not be able to accommodate more.

You will receive an email from the registrars confirming your participation as soon as are they able. Owing to various factors including Covid safety requirements (see below), we anticipate a maximum of 45–50 participants and are working with Santa Sabina to balance the numbers. Please be patient and flexible as the situation is complex and fluid.

Before you complete the application, please review the information below on Fees & Accommodations and Covid Health & Safety Requirements. Please also review the Notes on Sesshin and an example of the Daily Schedule from 2019. Our schedule in 2022 will be similar but not the same.

To participate on Zoom, please do not submit an application.

Information on participating via Zoom will be available in March. Please note that support for Zoom will be limited.

If you have questions that are not answered here or in the email announcement, please contact


Fees for the sesshin cover the costs of room and board at Santa Sabina and are therefore not tax-deductible. In addition, we encourage you to make a donation to Everyday Zen to support this offering.

Please pay only the deposit at this time.

Santa Sabina Center has 38 rooms; most can be either single or double occupancy. 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: WAITLIST
Double rooms: $990: WAITLIST
Commuter: $810 (includes meals) WAITLIST

Social distancing requirements affect seating arrangements in the dining room and thus, the total number of participants we can accommodate. Unfortunately, due to safety considerations, our traditional oryoki meal forms cannot be supported by the center at this time.


To ensure optimal health practices and for the safety of all participants, we will observe the protocols developed by our hosts at Santa Sabina. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The email address you provide here will be used for all sesshin communications with you through our mailing list.

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