Silver Spring Zendo/One Heart Sangha Sesshin
May 16-19, 2019

Wellspring Conference Center--  Germantown, MD

Teachers: Sensei Robert Jin Gen Ertman and other White Plum Asanga teachers

Join us for this time of sitting in appreciation of the fullness of our lives just as they are now. Our time together will consist of blocks of zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), dharma talks, and optional interviews, as well as rest practice and meals together. Throughout the sesshin we will practice supportive silence of attentiveness.

Sesshin details:
Check-in begins at 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 16.  The full sesshin starts at 7:30 PM on Thursday and concludes after lunch (noon Sunday): cost $350-380 (sliding scale). Cost includes room and all fresh cooked healthy meals, including vegetarian fare.   While you are encouraged to be present for the entire sesshin, other options are available:  two nights, $250; one night, $125; and the Saturday all-day sitting (9:30 AM - 5:15 PM), $50.   Please register by May 7:  there are 18 private rooms.  If there are more of us, then some rooms must be shared or semi-private space is also available; those who register for the full sesshin will get first choice of a private room. Please wear comfortable clothing, avoiding strong perfumes or scents.

Discount scholarships are available. Please request at time of registration. Or please consider paying a little more to help fund the discounts.

Wellspring Conference Center, a beautiful wooded location, is 25 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. and 50 miles from downtown Baltimore. The center is one and one-half miles east of the intersections of Interstate 270 and Maryland Route 118 in Germantown, Maryland. See website above for directions.

To register or for questions, please contact the Registrar, Martine Palmiter at and give her your name, phone, email, emergency contact information, and dates and times you are arriving and departing. Then, send your nonrefundable $100 deposit by May 7 to: 1) PayPal on the website—or 2) mail a check payable to Silver Spring Zendo. Send checks to:  Stephen Bellotti, c/o Silver Spring Zendo, 4305 Dresden Street, Kensington, MD 20895-4102.  Silver Spring Zendo is an affiliate of Zen Peacemakers International.