Retreat Center Programs

Providence Zen Center holds at least one retreat every month, of varying durations.
Participation in a retreat is a time to investigate your life closely. This experience can bring about a clearer, more compassionate direction, and more harmonious relationships within all aspects of life.

    Retreat Center Programs

    • Yong Maeng Jong Jin – Yong Maeng Jong Jin retreats are two, three or seven days long and are held in silence.
    • Kyol Che retreats – Kyol Che retreats are held twice a year for 90 days in the winter (typically January through March) and 27 days in the summer (July or August).
    • Christian – Buddhist retreats - Christians and Buddhists can use very similar techniques of contemplative prayer and meditation to help make their spiritual teachings a living part of their daily existence. These retreats emphasize sitting and walking meditation, and include talks and discussion.

    Unless specified, retreats costs are as follows:

    • $65/day for non-members and associate members;
    • $45/day for students, clergy and school members;
    • $35/day for Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers in training in the Kwan Um School of Zen.

    Retreat participants can also stay at the zen center for one night (either before or after the retreat) at no additional charge.

    Participants should register at least 48 hours in advance (one week for kyol che retreats). Beginners are very welcome. Please contact the Zen Center for more information.

    To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

    2 Replies to "Retreat Center Programs"

    • David Shaw
      06/12/2012 (4:56 pm)

      Hello! When is the Christian/Buddhist retreat ?

      • jeff
        06/18/2012 (8:25 am)

        Hi David, I’m working that out right now with the Teachers. I’d expect mid to late fall. thank you!