Three day Sesshin with Nelson Foster

Photo Creator: Masako Cordray

The Maui Zendo 2019 three-day Sesshin with Nelson Foster will be held from Friday, March 1 to Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Rinzai Zen Mission, Baldwin Beach, Paia.

The cost of the Sesshin for full time participants is $150. If you plan to attend part time, the fee is $25 per block. (For Maui Zendo Sangha members who will make a pledge of $550.00 for 2019 the pledge amount includes the Sesshin fee). We offer $50 off for neighbor island participants to help with airfare. There are also some scholarships available—just ask!

You may either snail mail the attached form and submit payment or email the form to our Sesshin coordinator and send payment through PayPal via a link at

Please CLICK to download Spring 2019 Sesshin Announcement.

Please CLICK to download the Spring 2019 Registration Form.

Check in on Friday, March 1 will be between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

Bring a brown bag supper for your meal that evening. We will eat together at 5:00 pm, followed by a work meeting at 5:45 p.m. Orientation and Sesshin cautions will then follow at 7:00 p.m. Attendance at the orientation meeting is mandatory for all participants, even for part-timers in order to be familiar with all the workings of the Sesshin.

The Sesshin closing ceremony will be held around noon on Monday, March 4. We will then have tea, clean the temple, pack up and then eat lunch. After lunch, we pack up the kitchen so please plan on leaving the property no earlier than 4:00 PM.


You need to supply your own bedding. You must bring your own towel and items for personal hygiene. We will provide a futon mattress for sleeping in the dojo or residence rooms. You can opt to camp at the temple in your own tent and Maui Zendo has a few tents available on a first come first-served basis. Indicate if you will need one. Please note on the attached Registration Form that you want to camp and if you need a tent.

We look forward to your participation and ask that you sign up no later than February 1 to help the planners with their jobs, as there will be much to do.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTACHED FORM so we can accurately plan!
If you have questions, please contact Romlynn Cunanan Tel: 404-797-9245 or
Email: Romylynn