Anattasati Magga retreats, under the guidance of Sujata Yasa, Buddhist Lay Minister & Teacher, offer a privileged environment for deepening one’s mindfulness practice.
Designed in the formal Soto Zen tradition of Shasta Abbey, these retreats offer you the rare opportunity to let the world take care of itself while you absorb the silence and stillness of retreat.
The daily schedule includes Morning Service, Dogen’s Rules for Meditation Service, Puja Service, Vespers Service, and Meal-time Services with silent seated and walking meditations. Additionally, there are scheduled work periods, creating the opportunity to take the Mind of Meditation into daily activity.
Often a Dharma theme develops during each retreat. Formal lectures present and elucidate the theme; Dharma discussions allow for deeper inquiry and comprehension. Retreats also include ceremonies and private interviews with the teacher when appropriate. Except for the above discussion, the retreat environment is one of silence.
View our calendar to see scheduled Retreat Offerings in Asheville and in California.
We now offer the Margie Meares Retreat Scholarship which provides a ½ cost, reduced registration fee for Anattasati Magga retreats. Qualifications: financial need and attendance at Sangha services for one year.