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2023 Practice Period Opening Sesshin

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • 7:00 PM (PST)
  • Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • 4:00 PM (PST)
  • Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, and Online on Zoom


  • Covers Thursday evening and either Friday or Saturday
  • Attend all or part of the sesshin via Zoom
  • Covers Thursday night and either Friday or Saturday in person attendance
  • Attend all or part of the sesshin via Zoom

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2023 Practice Period Opening Sesshin

Our 3-day sesshin with Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett, Visiting Teacher Ryushin Andrea Thach and Shuso Ikushun Desiree Webster opens the Winter Practice Period.

The practice of sesshin is a powerful opportunity including alternating sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma Talk, dokusan with the teachers, silent meals, breaks, and afternoon tea.

The retreat begins with the Opening Ceremony on Thursday at 7pm. All who are participating in the practice period are warmly invited to this ceremony. 

Schedule: Thursday January 12th 7-9pm, Friday January 13th 7am - 9pm, and Saturday January 14th 7am - 4pm
Download/read full schedule HERE.

Note that this schedule includes the 2023 Practice Period Opening Ceremony.

Attendance: If you can’t attend full time in person, you may register for half-time participation. This covers Thursday evening and either Friday or Saturday. Either way, we ask that if you come in person, you come for the full day.

Zoom participants may be more flexibile in their attendance as needed.

Covid Safety:  Please read this page for the current guidlines. 

Dharma Talks: All Practice Period participants are warmly invited to attend the Dharma Talks even if you aren't attending the sesshin. In person - arrive 5-10 minutes early.

Friday 10:40am: Ryushin Andrea Thach

Saturday 10:40am: Shuso's Wayseeking Mind talk - a special talk on her own life and spiritual journey.

Food: All meals will be provided both Friday and Saturday. It will be buffet style.

Location: You may attend either in person or via our virtual zendo - for directions/instructions visit the Our Zendo page of the website.

Registration: Registration is required - with full time, part time and Zoom only options available for members and non-members.

The registration fees cover our costs for this event: food, space rental and administration. Thank you for supporting this offering.

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