GREEN GULCH FARM & ZEN CENTER

Muir Beach, CAlifornia

WEEKEND RETREAT || JULY 26-28TH

DAY RETREAT || JULY 27TH

Join us for a weekend retreat at Green Gulch Farm & Buddhist Zen Center, located just a walking trail away from Muir Beach, north of San Francisco.

This incredible site embodies peace, beauty, and tradition. Enjoy farm fresh meals in the Green Gulch community dinning hall, practice meditation & yoga in the newly remodeled yoga room, enjoy the sheer beauty and magic of the gardens & secluded Muir Beach, and unwind from the day in Japanese inspired accommodations. You may choose to join us for the Full Weekend Retreat (Friday evening - Sunday afternoon) or for a One-Day Retreat (Saturday July 27th) to awaken the spirit of kindness and compassion.

 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 27th

7:20 am - BREAKFAST (SILENT MEAL)
(ONE-DAY PARTICIPANTS ARRIVAL 8:30am)
8:30 - 11:30 am - MEDITATION & MORNING PRACTICE
12:15 pm - LUNCH
1:00 - 4:00 pm - FREE TIME
4:00 - 5:30 pm - EVENING PRACTICE

(ONE-DAY PARTICIPANTS DEPARTURE 5:30PM)
6:00 pm - DINNER
7:00 pm - SUNSET WALK THROUGH GARDEN TO BEACH
9:00 pm - NOBLE SILENCE & BED TIME

Friday, July 26th

4:00 pm - CHECK IN
6:00 pm - DINNER
7:00 pm - GROUP GATHERING & EVENING MEDITATION
9:00 pm - NOBLE SILENSE & BED TIME

Sunday, July 28th

7:20 am - BREAKFAST (SILENT MEAL)
8:30 - 11:30 am - MEDITATION & MORNING PRACTICE
12:15 pm - LUNCH
CHECK OUT & GOODBYE

**In your free time, you will have time to stroll down to the beach, hike the headlands, enjoy the onsite working farm & lush gardens, explore the Green Gulch Gift Shop & Book Store, or cozy up in a quiet nook with your journal or book. Muir Beach is an easy 15-20 minute walk along a flat dirt path. Be sure to bring a blanket & sunhat, or sweaters, depending on the weather & potential coastal fog.

 

ACCOMMODATIONs & PACKAGES

Single room

double room

- SOLD OUT -

one day commuter package

 

GETTING TO GREEN GULCH

 

Please consider carpooling with other retreat participants to Green Gulch. Cell phone service is spotty over the last few miles of Highway 1, If you are unfamiliar with the area please print a map before starting your journey. It is approximately a 50-minute drive from the East Bay, and a little less from San Francisco. For more information about Green Gulch Zen Center and other programs available there, please visit their website.

  1. Take Highway 101 to the Highway 1/Stinson Beach exit.

  2. Turn left at the Arco station onto Highway 1 (Shoreline Highway).

  3. Follow the green signs for Highway 1/Stinson Beach.

  4. After 2.5 miles the road forks - bear left and down towards Muir Beach.

  5. Continue on for 2 miles. Make a sharp left into the driveway at the large wooden "Zen Center/Green Gulch Farm/Wheelwright Center" sign. (If you find yourself at Muir Beach and the Pelican Inn, you've gone too far. Turn around and go back up the hill. We're on the right, about 1/2 mile up.)