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Zen Sesshins

Be aware. Transform your life.

The Zen Mindfulness Retreat offers the opportunity for an extended period of practice. At a retreat, we separate ourselves from our daily affairs in order to sink deeply into mindful practice, free to transcend the background chatter of our busy minds. These retreats follow the style and format initiated by Willigis Jaeger, O.S.B. (Ko-un Rōshi). Formal procedures are observed. We practice together but we do not interact. Silence is observed throughout the retreat with the exception of the opening and closing meals, private interviews with the teacher, and the question and answer periods. A brief mindfulness talk is given each morning by Randy Wolbert Rōshi and a brief question/answer period is conducted each afternoon by senior Zen students.

Retreats Hosted by Empty Cloud Sangha

Mindfulness Retreats (Zen Sesshins) are run by the Empty Cloud Sangha and are open to anyone over the age of 18 who is willing to attend and participate in the entire retreat. Priority registration is given to returning retreat attendees (alumni).

Interested persons can contact us at to be added to the waiting list.

February 28th - March 3rd, 2024

February 12th - 16th, 2025

Redemptorist Renewal Center

September 13th - 17th, 2023

September 25th - 29th, 2024

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Death and Dying Retreat

Future dates and locations to be determined. If you are interested in attending an offering of this retreat, please contact us. 

Redemptorist Renewal Center

External Trainings and Retreats

Empty Cloud Sangha collaborates with various other organizations to provide mindfulness sessions and trainings. Here is a partial listing of upcoming offerings, including links for more information when available. 

Silent Zen Sesshin
Mexico & Ecuador

July 13th - 16th, 2023


July 20th - 22nd, 2023


Offered in Collaboration with DBT Mexico


Phone: 55 5554 7420

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Silent Zen Sesshin
Santiago, Chile

September 27th - October 1st, 2023

Offered in Collaboration with Empty Cloud Sangha Latam

Contact: Karina Solovieff

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