Winter Practice Period – (Feb. 5 – April 2, 2023)

Beginner's Mind Retreat - a hybrid practice period centered on the teachings of Suzuki-roshi as presented in his book, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.

Retreat led by Guiding Teacher Katsuzen King and lead student Susan Gesshin Frey.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 2, 2023 Click here to see the Daily Schedule

Winter Ango 2023 - Sunday Schedule

Feb 5 – Ango begins – Opening Ceremony (Finley Center)

Feb. 12 – Talk Shuso (Susan Gesshin Frey)

Feb. 19 – Talk Shuso (Katsuzen in Tijuana 2/16- 2/21)

Feb. 26 – Just Sitting & Chanting Service

March 5 – Guest Speaker: Rev. Hozan Senauke

March 8 - Full Moon Ceremony (6:30 am PST)

March 12 – Talk Shuso (Finley Center)

March 18 – Just Sitting - Sesshin Talk Shuso

March 19 – Just Sitting - Sesshin

March 26 – Talk Katsuzen/Shuso

April 2 – Ango ends – Closing Ceremony (Finley Center)

*(all events take place on Zoom. Finley Center events are hybrid)

Practice Period Fee Information:

Member - $50

Non-member - $70

Supporter - $120

For additional discount options, please email us at

Payments can be made by check made out to Windsor Zen Group

Windsor Zen Group

6161 Amie Dr.

Windsor, CA 95492

Or by Venmo paid to: Chris King @WindsorZen

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Contact Information: Email: phone (707)-776-7698

Recommended Texts for Winter Ango 2023

1) Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – by Shunryu Suzuki

2) Dōgen’s Shōbōgenzō Zuimonki the New Annotated Edition by Shohaku Okumura

We will be using is “Dōgen’s Shōbōgenzō Zuimonki the new annotated edition” Okumura-roshi’s most recent translation edition (including Dogen’s waka poems) which is selling for $35 now many places. Okumura-roshi has based this new translation on a different Japanese source version of Zuimonki than the previous Zuimonki he translated in 1988, but the differences are not that great.

The 1988 version is available for a free download (pdf) on the Sotoshū website at ( The text in both is very similar although the chapter order is slightly different. The new translation does contain new annotations.

We recommend the new edition if it can be afforded, but the free pdf should be sufficient.