Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

March 21, 2019—March 24, 2019

Sensei Ray Cicetti: Empty Bowl Zendo Spring Retreat

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available in support of this program. For more information, please refer here.

This silent Zen meditation intensive is about waking up to our life, as it is now. We will not seek to find another or a different life, but expand our knowledge of the one we are living, in all its joys and difficulties. The retreat will have periods of sitting and walking meditation in addition to teacher talks and interviews with Sensei Cicetti. Time has also been set aside for personal reflection and walks through the beautiful spring grounds. Previous experience with retreat is recommended; all who wish to learn are welcome. Come join us on our journey to wake up to our life.

For more info about Empty Bowl Zendo, visit their site here.

This retreat will be held in silence.


Sensei Ray Ruzan Cicetti is a lay zen teacher and the founder of Empty Bowl Zendo.

Starting as a student of Roshi Robert Kennedy in the White Plum lineage, Sensei Ray received dharma transmission in December 2004 as Roshi Kennedy’s sixth dharma successor.

Sensei Ray is a psychotherapist in private practice with an emphasis on stress related problems, relationship issues, and bringing spirit back into the therapeutic relationship. Sensei is married with a grown son and two grandchildren.

Sensei Michele Keido Daniels, dharma heir to Sensei Ray Ruzan Cicetti in the White Plum lineage received dharma transmission in March 2018 and is Sensei Cicetti’s first dharma successor. Michele Sensei is a resident lay teacher along with Sensei Cicetti at The Empty Bowl Zendo. She is a former public school educator who supervised the district’s English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Program. Currently Sensei Daniels enjoys retirement with her husband.

Registration Options

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Dorm Room
Double Room
Single Room
These costs include room and board only. Please be in touch with the group regarding any additional program fees.