Sonoma Sun Event Calendar

Meditation intensive Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

Sunday August 12th - 5:00am

The Sonoma Mountain Zen Center will host a seven-day intensive meditation retreat Aug. 12-19. The weeklong sesshin, meaning “to touch the mind,” is a period of time set aside to let go of the conditioned self and resume one’s original nature. It will include a rigorous schedule that begins at 5 a.m., includes 10 periods of meditation, chanting, mindful work, Dharma talks, and private interviews. The retreat begins Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and ends the following Sunday at 5 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for those unable to come for the entire retreat due to work commitments. Cost is $45-$65 per day. Visit www.smzc.org for more information. Sonoma Mountain Zenter Center is located at 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road.