Great Sky Sesshin - August 10 - 17

This Soto Zen style sesshin draws together teachers and practitioners for seven days of deepening their understanding of the dharma under the extraordinary great sky of Hokyoji. Participation is limited to 24 practitioners.

Arrival by 4:00 pm, Saturday, August 10
Departure after 1:00 pm clean-up, Saturday, August 17

Hokyoji Zen Practice Community, Eitzen, MN

A beautiful rural setting of meadow, forest and rolling hills in southern Minnesota just west of the Mississippi River. Accommodations are very simple, ranging from dormitory-style bunk beds to the zendo floor to personal camping equipment. Participants should bring their own sleeping bags, towels and toiletries. There are showers and outdoor toilets available. The zendo is a lovely Japanese style structure.

A daily schedule of zazen, dharma talks, services, dokusan, meals with oryoki, tea breaks and work periods. Full Schedule


Shoryu Bradley, Gyobutsuji (Arkansas)
Hoko Karnegis, Milwaukee Zen Center
Tonen O'Connor, Milwaukee Zen Center
Zuiko Redding, Cedar Rapids Zen Center


Associate Teacher
Dokai Georgesen, Resident Teacher, Hokyoji Zen Practice Community


$295 ($305 via PayPal): bunk bed
$265 ($275 via PayPal): zendo or camping

The registration form should be returned with payment in full to:
Milwaukee Zen Center

2825 N. Stowell Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53211


Or pay online (below). Download the registration form, fill it out, scan it back in and email the completed form in PDF format to the Milwaukee Zen Center

Options for accommodations

Registration Deadline
July 20, 2013. A full information packet will be provided after registration.

Download Additional Information
View our flyer and full informational packet below.


PDFPacket and Registration Form