The Zen Center of Philadelphia is hosting a four-day sesshin led by Pat George and Barry Magid.

Deadline for registration is May 28.

Dates: From dinnertime on Thursday June 13 to lunchtime on Sunday June 16; Friday-to-Sunday participants are welcome.

Location: St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA


Full sesshin

  • Individual room: $360 per person
  • Shared room: $315 per person

Friday to Sunday

  • Individual room: $260 per person
  • Shared room: $230 per person

Fee includes meals

Payment: Make checks payable to Zen Center of Philadelphia. Drop off checks at the zendo (be sure to indicate it is for the June 13-16 sesshin) or mail to:

Peter Nichols
5958 Jannette Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19128

Be sure to register by May 28.

Directions: St. Raphaela’s can be reached from 30th Street Station by taking SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale Line to Haverford Station, which is about 1 mile from the center. Directions on the center’s website are here.

Registration: To register, email Peter Nichols at and include the following:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Indicate individual or shared room
  • Indicate when you are arriving—Thursday or Friday (if Thursday include approximate time).
  • If you coming by car, indicate if you can provide a ride or transport cushions, etc. to and from zendo
  • Indicate dietary restrictions or food allergies

What to Bring: The center provides linens and towels. You will need toiletries, comfortable clothes for daytime and sleeping, and shoes/sandals that you can slip into for outdoor walking meditation.




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