The Straightforward Path: A Zen Retreat
Karen Maezen Miller is a Zen Buddhist priest and teacher at the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles. A wife and mother, she leads retreats throughout the country and is the author of books…
Full Bio & Programs
For all levels.
Where can you go to find peace, patience, acceptance, and joy? The straightforward teachings of Zen point directly to your enlightened nature, right here and right now. This retreat combines the simple practices of the Zen tradition with the loving guidance of teacher and author Karen Maezen Miller, including
- Instruction and practice in seated meditation using chairs or cushions
- Walking meditation
- Devotional chanting
- Dharma talks to illuminate the wisdom teachings in daily life.
Discover how the power of silence, the strength of breath, and the support of a group practice uncovers your capacity to live with clarity and compassion.
Note Wear loose, comfortable clothing suitable for sitting on the floor; dark colors are preferable. Bring your own zafu or meditation bench if you have one.
- 8 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 8 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More