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Bodhi Sangha Loveland Zen Ama Samy

Loveland Zen hosts retreats in February and September 2023:

In September

Silent meditation retreats

September 8-10 and September 10-15, 2023

At Cliffview Resort in Red River Gorge, Kentucky

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Who am I?  Why am I here?
Where do I go? How do I find freedom, peace and joy?

​​In the silent company of the other retreatants and with the guidance of Zen masters Ama Samy and Olaf Muyōju, you will find time to be with yourself and your own life questions.

Unifying body, mind, and spirit, time spent on retreat can be deeply grounding and liberating. Click here for an example daily schedule.

Please register here.

Weekend Mini-Sesshin

​Friday evening to Sunday noon                             

Sept 8-10


Single room

Shared room


This weekend retreat is particularly well-suited for newcomers who have not practiced meditation before. Click here for an example daily schedule.

Seven-day Program  

​Friday evening to Friday morning

Sept 8-15


Single room

Shared room


Five-day Sesshin 

Sunday evening to Friday morning

Sept 10-15


Single room

Shared room


The Five-day Sesshin follows a similar daily schedule as the Mini-Sesshin.


You can apply for a scholarship using this application form.

Please consider making a scholarship donation to enable others to participate.

If you would like to participate in both the Mini-Sesshin and the Five-day Sesshin, you are welcome to register for the full Seven-day program.

Comments from past participants:

Spring Retreat

In February

Weekend retreat

February 24-26, 2023

At Grailville Oratory in Loveland, Ohio

Our community will come together again this February at Grailville for a weekend of meditation. The retreat starts on Friday at 6pm and ends on Sunday at 10am. We will practice seated and walking meditation throughout the weekend. There will also be a talk and opportunity for dokusan (one-on-one meeting) with Olaf. It will be a blend of silence and community connection. Newcomers to meditation and longtime meditators are welcome.


The participation fee is $160 and includes vegetarian lunch and dinner on Saturday. Registrants can commute from home, sleep over in the Oratory, or book a local Airbnb. To register or learn more about lodging, send an email to

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