Silent meditation retreats

September 17-19 and September 19-24, 2021

At Cliffview Resort in Red River Gorge, Kentucky


Who am I? Why am I here? What is the point of it all? Where do I go? How do I find freedom, peace and joy?

​​Find time to be with yourself and your own life questions at a silent meditation retreat with the guidance of Zen masters Ama Samy and Olaf Muyōju.

Ama Samy has been visiting Cincinnati since 1991 to offer annual Zen retreats. We had to cancel the retreats in September 2020 due to the pandemic, but Ama Samy agreed to return in 2021.
This will be his last visit.


Rooms are still available.

Register here.

Two-day Mini-Sesshin

Friday evening to Sunday noon                              

Sept 17-19


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 noon

Sept 17-24


Single room

Shared room


Five-day Sesshin 

Sunday evening to Friday noon

Sept 19-24


Single room

Shared room


The Five-day Sesshin follows a similar daily schedule as the Mini-Sesshin. Unifying the body, mind, and spirit, Sesshin can be deeply grounding and liberating.


Thanks to generous donors, scholarships are available.

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.

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