ZCSD Sesshin Application - August 7-12
Enrollment is open for the August sesshin. $150 for members, $175 for non-members.

This is a 5-day sesshin, but you have the option of applying to attend the first 3 days or last 3 days. Preference will be given to those who can attend all 5 days. Everyone is asked to attend the opening evening. Plan to arrive by 6:30pm the first night. Full days begin at 6:45am and end at 9pm. The last day ends at about 3pm.

If this is your first retreat at ZCSD, plan to arrive by 5pm for orientation. Please see http://www.zencentersandiego.org/schedule/sesshin.php for Information about Sesshins. Sesshin is a silent zen retreat with a rigorous meditation schedule.

Contact/Personal Information
First Name *
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Last Name *
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Age *
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Address *
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City, state, and postal code *
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Phone number *
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E-mail address *
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Emergency Contact Name/Relationship *
must be blood relative or spouse
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Emergency Contact Phone Number *
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Sesshin Details
Sesshin Option *
For this Sesshin, the first 3 days option begins August 7 and ends August 10th at 4 p.m. Last 3 days option begins August 9th for the evening sitting, then resumes August 10th at 7 a.m. until August 12th at 2 p.m.
Do you plan to sleep at ZCSD? *
All participants sitting their first and second sesshin are expected to sleep at the Center unless there are special circumstances.
Physical Conditions limiting participation
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Sesshin Agreement *
In submitting this application, I agree to maintain a daily sitting practice from the time of this application through the sesshin. I will participate in the entire schedule, including interviews, sittings, meals, work, and any assigned tasks. If I do not plan to participate in the entire schedule, my request for an exception is detailed below. I will be on time for all activities. I understand that my physical, mental, and emotional well-being are my own responsibility. Zen practice is not a substitute for therapy. I am capable of undertaking the rigors of a sesshin at this time. I am seeking medical or therapeutic treatment for any condition(s) I have, and have revealed all pertinent information on this form. I will sign a waiver releasing ZCSD from accident and injury liability.
Request for exceptions to agreement
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Meditation Background *
Date/location/teacher of your most recent silent meditation retreat.
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Food Restrictions
Food served at sesshin is vegetarian. Please share any allergies or food restrictions that the cook needs to know about, including vegan preference.
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Sesshins Attended *
How many sesshins have you attended at ZCSD?
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