From July 5-8, 2018, each day of the Festival will include readings, live interviews, and group forums in addition to opportunities for meditation, walks in the woods, and communal meals.

Weekend participants may join on Thursday or Friday evening, staying through the Sunday morning program that concludes our time together. Register soon as space is limited for this very special event.

A limited number of day passes will be available at a later date.

Check back regularly for updates to the schedule.



4-6pm  Arrival and registration

6pm   Supper and welcome

7:30pm – 9pm    Zazen (w/ beginning meditation instruction for those visiting for the first time)


5:30 – 6:50am  Zazen and morning service (optional)

7:10am   Breakfast

8:45 – 9:40   Caretaking / outdoor qigong sessions

10 – 10:15am  Introduction to the festival

10:15 – 11:30am   Featured Writer #1 – reading + live interview

11:30 – 11:40  Short break

11:40 – 12:25  Sangha Sidebar – two readings

12:30-2pm   Lunch / meal crew / rest practice

2 – 3:15pm   Workshop #1

3:30 – 5pm      Featured Writer #2 – reading + live interview

5-6pm break During break, we’ll show a video of Allen Ginsberg reading at ZMM in 1990.

            Registration will be open for Friday arrivals.

6-7pm   Supper and cleanup

7:30-9pm   Workshop #2   


5:30 – 6:50am   Zazen and morning service (optional)

7:10am  Breakfast and cleanup

8:45 – 9:40   Caretaking / outdoor qigong sessions

10 – 11:30am   Featured Writer #3 – reading + live interview

11:30 – 11:40am     Break

11:40 – 12:25  Sangha Sidebar – two readings

12:30-2pm   Lunch / meal crew / rest

2 – 3pm   A special collective reading.

3:10 – 3:45pm    Featured Writer #4

3:45-5pm   Panel discussion: The Trans-personal is Political  

           Writing about the relative issues of the day without losing sight of the absolute.

5-6pm  Break

6-7pm  Supper and cleanup

7-8pm  Featured Writer #5 – reading + live interview

8-9:30pm  Group reading by all our featured poets.


6am  Wakeup

6:45 – 7:45am  Breakfast and cleanup

7:45 – 8:45am Caretaking / break

9-9:30am  Morning liturgy service in zendo

9:30 – 11am  Zazen (optional)

9:30 – 11am Open Mic in the Sangha House – readings from the festival workshops (and elsewhere)

11am – 12pm Concluding talk by Shugen Arnold, Roshi, on koans and the Zen poetic tradition.

12 – 1pm lunch + cleanup

1pm departures