Weekend at Hidden Valley Zen Center

Join us for a weekend in San Marcos CA at the Hidden Valley Zen Center, Friday April 21-Sunday April 23, 2023

Activities begin Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm and continue through Sunday at 3 pm.

You are welcome to join us for Saturday April 22 9:00 am – 4:00 pm only, or join us for the entire retreat weekend, adding on Friday and/or Sunday activities, meals, and/or overnight lodging. Reservations are required and scholarships may be available. We will ‘weave in’ our activities, integrating with the Zen Center’s regular schedule of Zazen Meditations / Sesshins, Dharma talks, etc. Activities will take place in the Zendo (large meditation hall), dining hall, and dormitory.

Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm – $129 to Zenctuary Retreats
(Register using the link below)

Friday & Saturday night (lodging and meals) – $99/night to HVZC
Day only, includes meals – $20-$50 to HVZC

FRIDAY April 21: Welcome, Rejuvenating Friends’ Night In, Yoga Nidra Meditation
SATURDAY April 22: A restful, introspective, much-deserved “Yin” day of “Noble Silence” activities, Journaling and Personal Reflection, Insightful Discussions, Meditation, Kinhin or outside movement Meditation, QiGong, Yoga, Breathwork, Sound Healing, Art or other creative activity, Herbal or Aromatherapy Make-and-Take, Reiki, and T’aiChi, as facilitators are available¬†
SUNDAY April 23: Zazen Meditation, Chanting, Dharma Talk, Donation (“Barn-Raising”) Work Project, Depart for home

For guests who stay overnight and/or who participate in community meals offered by HVZC on FRIDAY and/or SUNDAY, donations for board and lodging are tax-deductible and most welcome (we suggest $99/night for lodging and food, or $20-50/day for day-only visitors). The Zen Center does not exist to make a profit and they generously host new guests who are not yet considered members. Still, they have expenses like everyone does, so Friday and Sunday are “donation” based days. If this is a hardship, let us know and we will see if we can offer a scholarship. The Center also welcomes donations of food (we hear they appreciate organic rice, beans and fresh veggies) and labor: we will be doing a short work project together on Sunday. Please pay directly to the HVZC by cash or check.

Schedule a brief “meet and greet” before you register, where you can get any questions answered

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