“In order to awaken the heart of compassion we must observe the place where we disconnect from our ability to be kind, so we can see clearly the difference between our ideals and the reality of  wrestling daily with anger, blame, and judgment of self and others…”  Diane Moore

The Santa Rosa Zen Group holds several retreats throughout the year. Most programs include:

If you are interested in attending one, please email us at for more information. 

2024 In-Person Sittings & Sesshins
All gatherings are in Kenwood except where indicated

March 24 Sunday Sitting In-Person Only
10:00am - 12:00 pm

May 3 - May 6 Sesshin
Friday 6:00 pm to Monday 4:00 pm
Shared sesshin with
Meadowmind Ordinary Zen and
Bay Zen Center

June 23 Daylong Sitting in Nature In-Person
9:00am - 4:00 pm
Sugarloaf Ridge

July 28 Beach Sitting and Potluck
Goat Rock Beach :: 10:00 am - 12:-00 pm

August 25 Zoom-Only Daylong
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

September 20-22 Sesshin In-Person Only
Friday 6:00 pm to Sunday 4:00 pm

October 27 Sunday Sitting In-Person Only
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 24 Daylong
9:00 am - 4:00 pm