Upcoming Meditation Retreats for 2024


Spring Retreats: 


April 20: Genjo Marinello Osho from Choboji Zen Temple, Seattle

Day-long Zen retreat at Vista Hermosa retreat house, Prescott, WA

Sponsored by Walla Walla Dharma Sangha


The Heart Sutra, essential Zen teaching, will be explored and the title of the retreat is:  " What do all those NOs mean?  How is it that there is no eye, ear, nose, no thought, no hearing , no consciousness, no suffering no craving, no path and no wisdom?  And what does this have to do with an open caring heart-mind?"  

Cost of the retreat is $ 25 plus donation to the teacher.  Scholarships are available. Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 20th.

The day-long retreat includes traditional Zen practices, silent sitting meditation called zazen, mindful walking, eating and resting alongside a dharma talk and personal Q & A with the teacher. This retreat is suitable for beginning and more experienced meditators.


To Register (please wait till March 20th) contact Ruth Russo.


Ruth can accept the following payment methods:
1.    Send a physical check to 1401 Home Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362

2.    Venmo: search for @Ruth-Russo-6 and put Retreat in the What's this for? Write Genjo retreat on the line. Email is ruth4russo@gmail.com.  Her profile photo is a Jizo Statue.

3.    Give her cash in person.

Also, please include your contact information-email and phone number.

Ruth's phone number is 509-301-6410.  She will be on silent retreat March 27-April 1 and will reply when she is back).

More information will be sent to those registered a week before the retreat.  Also, more information about Genjo, visit https://choboji.org/.  If you have questions about the retreat, please email Janaki at janakihoward@gmail.com.



Genjo Marinello Roshi- Public Talk How do we face the great violence, arrogance and selfishness in this world from a Buddhist perspective?

Reid Campus Center, Ballroom, Boyer and Park Street, Whitman College.


All are welcome to this free event

(Donations for the teacher are appreciated)


Sponsored by The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, in partnership with Walla Walla Dharma Sangha


Insight Meditation Retreats to be held in the Tri Ciites

Late spring and summer/early fall

Sponsored by Insight Meditation of the Mid-Columbia


June 8, Keri Pederson, from Seattle Insight Meditation will lead a retreat in Richland, Washington.

More information soon.



November 9: Seido / Debra Martin from Empty Field/Zen West, Eugene, OR

Day-long Zen retreat at Vista Hermosa retreat house, Prescott, WA

Sponsored by Walla Walla Dharma Sangha