Summer Sesshin 2021

7:00 pm Wednesday June 9, 2021 to 9:00 am Sunday June 13, 2021

Dear Sangha,


We are pleased to announce the next retreat at Lakeland Zen Community in Lakeland, FL. We look forward to seeing you all at sesshin.



We are still limiting attendance to 12 participants. Sign up soon to reserve your spot. Social distancing will be in effect, but by June, we are hoping that everyone attending will be fully vaccinated. It is not required, but it will allow us to sit without masks during the retreat.  


Summer Sesshin with Lou Mitsunen Nordstrom Roshi,


Wednesday, June 9th - Sunday, June 13th

Sesshin will begin promptly at 7:00 pm on the 9th and will end on Sunday morning, by 9:00am. 


Cost for the full retreat is $135.00 (Plus Dana for Roshi) You may register and pay for the retreat on the Paypal link on our website:


A Sesshin is a multiple day retreat in which we take time out of our busy lives to focus on our spiritual practice. We do multiple periods of zazen (seated meditation) with periods of kinhin (walking meditation) between. We also do samu (work practice) and chanting services. Our teacher, Roshi Lou Mitsunen Nordstrom, will give Dharma talks daily. 

All participants will receive Dokusan (private interview) with Roshi.

           Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style and all meals are included beginning Thursday morning with breakfast.  You may arrange a hotel room if that is preferable (approx. 5-10 minutes away). For those who wish to stay at a nearby hotel, we have a list to choose from. Please let us know if you need the hotel list.
Please bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad or air mattress. Please also bring blankets, linens/pillows, towels, toiletries etc. We have a small shower facility at the church. There are also bathrooms that may be used for washing. 

           Since the retreat attendance is limited, pre-registration is required whether you are doing the entire retreat, or just the weekend. Thank you.



We look forward to seeing you all at sesshin!


In Gassho,

Daikin Sensei