Summer East-West Meditation Retreat

Summer East-West Meditation Retreat

Aug 21, 202312:30 midnight

Aug 25, 202307:00 pm(GMT+0)


In-Person at Mercy Center Burlingame

Event details

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of reality through the practice of Contemplative and Zen meditation are invited to join us for this silent meditation weeklong retreat.

This retreat provides an opportunity to gather for:

  • silent meditation
  • mindfulness
  • self-discovery
  • community
  • spiritual talks
  • private interviews

*Participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 and follow our onsite COVID protocol.

Nona Strong is a Zen teacher studying under Fr. Gregory Mayers, C.Ss.R., who directed the Mercy Center East-West Meditation Program from 2005 to 2019. Nona began Zen koan studies with Fr. Greg, Roshi in 1996, and in 2019 she received full transmission as an Authentic Zen Master in the Empty Cloud lineage of Willigis Jäger, Roshi, OSB.


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Mercy Center requires notice of cancellation in writing (email to 1 week prior to the event for a full refund by check or 50% of the total program cost if the notice is received 3 days or less prior to the event.

No refund will be given if a retreatant leaves early or arrives late during a retreat. Out of consideration for others on the waiting list, please make a commitment to attend the entire retreat.