2018 Sesshin March 6-11th

 lead by Hoka Chris Fortin

 at Aravaipa Canyon Ranch for more info


 Full payment due with registration

 Questions? CONTACT: Mary Koopman

   Sky Island Zen

   4002 E 4th St, Tucson, Az 85711 520-400-8928



March 31, 2018 All Day Sit

Please join us at Sky Island Zen for all or part of the day. This is a good opportunity to deepen our practice together. And for those who have not sat retreat before, this is a way to experience spending more time on the cushion.

You may enter the zendo when the bell rings at the end of a meditation period or after the clackers are hit to end walking meditation. It will be warm, so dress lightly in dull or muted colors if you can.

All are welcome. If you are new to practice, just let us know in advance. If you wish, we can give you an orientation beforehand. Please contact us at to arrange it.

What to bring:

If you are staying for the day, please bring a pot luck item for lunch. Drinks will be provided. If you have a favorite cushion or bench, bring it along, otherwise we have plenty of cushions.

For directions, click here.


8:30 gate opens

8:50 call to zendo-roll down begins (bells) please be on your cushion by 8:55

9:00  welcome, zazen (meditation)

9:25 kinhin (walking meditation)

9:35 zazen

10:00 service (chanting) and short break

10:30 samu-soji (work period)

11:30 zazen

12:00 service

12:15 pot luck lunch followed by break and rest period

2:00 zazen

2:25 kinhin

2:35 zazen

3:00 dharma talk (recorded talk)

4:00 outdoor walking meditation

4:25 zazen

4:50 closing




                               2018 Women’s Retreat

October 18-21st – more info to comewomensretreat

Sue Moon, Mary Koopman, Chris Fortin at a women’s retreat