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Day Long Meditation Retreat with Genjo Marinello Roshi

April 20, 2024

Genjo Marinello Roshi, abbot of Choboji Zen Center in Seattle, will lead a full day meditation retreat at Vista Hermosa (Prescott, WA) from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

The Heart Sutra, an essential Zen teaching, will be explored. The title of the retreat is: "What do all those “NOs” mean? How is it that there is no eye, ear, nose, no thought, no hearing , no consciousness, no suffering no craving, no path and no wisdom? And what does this have to do with an open caring heart-mind?"

Cost of the retreat is $ 25 plus donation to the teacher. Scholarships are available.

The day-long retreat includes traditional Zen practices, silent sitting meditation called zazen, mindful walking, eating and resting alongside a dharma talk and personal Q & A with the teacher. This retreat is suitable for beginning and more experienced meditators.

To Register for the retreat, contact Ruth Russo. Ruth can accept the following payment methods:

  • Send a physical check to 1401 Home Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
  • Venmo: search for @Ruth-Russo-6 and put Seido Retreat in the What's this for? line. Email is [email protected]. Her profile photo is a Jizo Statue.
  • Give her cash in person at the retreat.

Also, please include your contact information-email and phone number. Ruth's phone number is 509-301-6410.

More information will be sent to those registered a week before the retreat. For more information about Genjo Roshi, visit If you have questions about the retreat, please email Janaki at [email protected].

Genjo Roshi will also give a public talk at 10:00 am on Sunday, 4/21, on the campus of Whitman College in Walla Walla. His talk is entitled: "How do we face the great violence, arrogance, and selfishness in this world from a Buddhist perspective?" You can find more information about the talk in this flyer.

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