Salt Spring Zen Circle’s 2019 Autumn Study Retreat

October 24 – 27

to be held at the

Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

lotusOVERVIEW: Salt Spring Zen Circle’s study retreat includes periods of zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), dharma talk, and exploring traditional zen texts and themes through presentation, discussion groups, and practicing Dogen’s study of the self in several traditional and creative ways. Some private meetings with the teacher may be offered.

This retreat will be led by our founding and guiding teacher, Eihei Peter Levitt. Known for his warmth, humour, clarity and the depth of his teachings, Peter guides our traditional Zen retreats in Spring and Autumn. Author of seventeen books of poetry, prose and translation, he also served as Associate Editor of the Zen classic, The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo (Shambhala, 2010), and as coeditor, with Kazuaki Tanahashi, of The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master. Recently he and Tanahashi published (Shambhala Publications) The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan.


Please direct questions regarding registration to our Registrars at

Please direct questions regarding the retreat itself to our Retreat Steward, Judy Daylen, at

Registration is now open.  For further information on our autumn study retreat, and to register, click here.