The sesshin application is web based and submitted online. Although you can still submit a hard copy of the application, you must also submit online. This is the best way to ensure that your application arrives on time and is received by Roshi and the sesshin coordinator.
For the Jataka Tale/Working Person Sesshin there is an additional built-in $70 fee—whether you apply full time or part time—to cover the guest teacher’s honorarium. If you apply part time to the sesshin, please add $70 to your payment.
Sesshin applicants MUST contact Dharman Rice after the sesshin deadline to see if they have been accepted to the sesshin.
Withdrawing from a sesshin or retreat less than one week ahead forfeits your payment. Many hours go into sesshin preparations. If you decide not to attend within the week preceding sesshin/retreat, all assignments of room, seats, zendo arrangement, job, etc. must be redone at the last minute, causing inconvenience to many people. Please, therefore, do not apply if you think you may withdraw!
- 7-day Jataka
To pay for sesshins with a credit card through PayPal please use the appropriate “Buy Now” button on the right. Please note that PayPal fees are slightly higher than cash or check fees. Using the dropdown arrow, please select carefully and correctly. There is a $5 processing fee for incorrect amounts that require a refund.
Trial & Non-member
CASH or CHECK
CASH or CHECK
Payment for Part-time Sesshin Attendance
Please note: In the following, the word “sesshin” is used to indicate any residential intensive training period, whether it is a sesshin, retreat, or something else.
- If you are attending portions of days of sesshin—pay for the full sesshin.
- If you are attending your first five or seven-day sesshin—pay for the first three days. If you continue, then payment for the remaining days is due at the end of sesshin.
- If this is not your first sesshin—pay for the full sesshin even if you are not attending every day (that is, you might be attending four days out of a seven-day sesshin or three days out of a four-day retreat, etc.).
(1) Occasionally we make exceptions in the case of financial difficulty.
(2) For the Jataka sesshin only, people can attend just the weekend portion and don’t have to pay for the full sesshin. However, they still need to pay the full $70 honorarium.
(3) If a married couple is splitting sesshin due to child-care issues, payment should equal the full amount for one person, rather than two full payments.