2017 Retreats and Workshops


Please download the Retreat Registration pdf at the bottom of this page.

The Zendo sponsors and arranges retreats with teachers of various traditions. All teachers are expected to abide by the Morgan Bay Zendo Code of Ethics. Retreats are open to everyone. Vegetarian meals are served and a modest fee is charged. The Zendo is closed to visitors during retreats except for Sunday morning meditation 9-11 am as well as Tuesday and Wednesday evening meditation. 

To register for a retreat, email or call the retreat leader or download the registration form below and mail the completed form with your payment to Morgan Bay Zendo, 532 Morgan Bay Road, Surry, ME 04684. You may also email the registration form and pay via PayPal at the Contribute link on the MBZ website. Please use the Donate button to make your payment. 

Scholarships: Most of our events and retreats are by donation. Where there is a charge, scholarship assistance is available. We encourage you to ask for assistance if you need it.

Housing: During the retreat or the days before or after, overnight accommodations are available at MBZ and at several Airbnb locations in the neighborhood. Please inquire for details.

Deepening Mindfulness in Everyday Life 
Talk: Friday, June 16, 6:30 pm
Saturday only: June 17, 9 am - 4 pm
Full Retreat: Friday, June 16, 6:30 pm - Sunday, June 18, noon

Led by Nancy Hathaway

The full retreat begins at 6:30 on Friday with a talk, followed by meditation. Beginners welcome, instruction is offered. Saturday 9-4pm will be a series of mindfulness practices that can br brought home to everyday life. The day will mostly be in silence. For those staying for the weekend, early morning and evening mindful sitting meditations are offered. Sunday morning will host sitting meditations as well as a silent Loving Kindness Tea in the Zendo Tea House overlooking the pond with walking meditation in the Zendo Moss Garden. For more information or to register contact: Hathaway.N@gmail.com.

Kwan Un Zen Meditation Tuesday evenings
Tuesdays, June 21 - September 5, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Led by Nancy Hathaway in the tradition of the Korean Kwan Un School of Zen. With tea, readings, & discussion.

Seeing/Drawing on the beautiful Zendo grounds
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Tuesdays in July : 7/18, 7/25
Tuesdays in August : 8/1, 8/8
Led and supported by artist/teacher and MBZ member Margret Baldwin  

Bring a drawing board and your own favorite drawing materials, sturdy shoes. Limited open slots. Fee for the four sessions is $100. For information and to register, please call Margret at 207-667-8328 or e-mail margretbaldwin@gmail.com.  

Two Weeks of Zen Practice
Monday, August 14, 6 - 7 am to Friday, August 18, 7 - 8pm Monday, August 21, 6 - 7 am to Friday, August 25, 7 - 8pm Guided by Hugh Curran

Sitting, walking and work meditation during the day for those who can participate as residents. Readings and discussion in morning & evening sessions. Email hugh.curran@maine.edu.

Ch’an (Zen) Meditation Thursday Evenings
Thursdays, August 17 - September 28, 7 pm - 8 pm 
Led by Hugh Curran with readings & discussion.

Zen on the Coast of Maine with Terry Cronin, JDPSN
Talk Friday, August 18, 8 pm, location TBA
Saturday, August 19, 8:30 am - 5 pm

Led by Terry Cronin

In this retreat we will spend the day in silence sitting Zen alternating with walking meditation in the Zendo Moss Garden. A traditional Korean Zen four-bowl style vegetarian lunch will be served. Terry will offer traditional Zen kong-an interviews.

Terry Cronin, JDPSN, started practicing Zen and Christian contemplation in 1980 while a student at Yale Divinity School. Since 1986, he has trained in the Kwan Um School of Zen. He received inka from Zen Master Soeng Hyang in April 2014 and is Guiding Teacher of the Northern Light Zen Center in Topsham, Maine. For over 20 years he has worked in a variety of roles for hospice programs, currently serving as a hospice chaplain. He lives in Maine and has one adult son. Contact: Hathaway.N@gmail.com.  

Zen and Yoga Retreat
Saturday, August 26, 9 am - 5 pm Led by Hugh Curran and David Walker
David will teach alignment-based asanas and will focus on postures helpful to sitting meditation. Asanas will be suitable for all levels of experience and will be held in the Meeting Hall. The retreat will end with a Kirtan music session. Hugh will lead Zen meditation sessions in the Zendo. Lunch is potluck. Email hugh.curran@maine.edu.

Introduction to Zen Meditation
Sunday, September 10, 1 pm - 3 pm

Led by Norman Mrozicki

These introductory sessions will offer instruction in Zen meditation with an emphasis on posture and breathing. Useful for those with limited sitting experience, or for those who have been sitting on their own but have never had formal instruction. Contact Norman Mrozicki at 667-5428 for more information. 

The Ethics of Zen 
Sunday, September 17, 1 pm - 5 pm
Led by Hugh Curran

We will explore “Ethics for the New Millennium” by the Dalai Lama. This book takes a secular approach to ethics and uses Buddhist principles to examine problems of modern life. Although society is generally focused on the outer dimension, concerned with material gain, there is also the inner dimension for attaining harmony and happiness. We will look at ways to develop this harmony to attain peace of mind. Animal ethics and ecological issues will also be addressed. This Sunday afternoon workshop will include discussion and meditation. Email hugh.curran@maine.edu 

Zen and Yoga Retreat
Saturday, November 4, 9 am - 5 pm
Led by Hugh Curran and John Yasenchak

John will lead Yoga and Kirtan sessions in the Meeting Hall while Hugh will lead Zen meditation in the Zendo. The last period of the day will be devoted to Kirtan chanting. Lunch is potluck. Contact Hugh by e-mail at hugh.curran@maine.edu.

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Susan Guilford,
May 5, 2017, 7:17 AM