Summer retreat 2023 in Zen Forest


Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce that this year's SUMMER RETREAT will take place on June 18-25 in Čiobiškis at the Zen Forest Farmhouse. The retreat will be led by Zen Master Joeng Hye (Andrzej Piotrowski).

During the retreat, bowing, chanting, seated and standing meditation, eating, working, walking, and kongan exercises are performed.

During individual conversations with the Teacher, you will be able to ask questions that concern you.

Those who wish to participate should register in advance by transferring 100 EUR in advance to the account:

Edita Uzaite


Bank of Siauliai

Purpose: Zen 23


After that, please send an email to  and write your meditation experience, which day you will come, your name and contact phone number.

Precepts ceremony is planned on the last day (Sunday). Please inform when registering if you wish to take 5 or 10 precepts.


Note: in case of non-participation, the advance is returned only if another person is found. If circumstances change, inform the organizers as soon as possible.

We recommend participating in the entire retreat, but you can also join for the last three days (June 22 - 25).

Accommodation - in rooms (for 2-4 persons) and tents.

Participation fees (includes accommodation in an air-conditioned room or in a separate "Teacher's House", as well as in tents if the participant so wishes. Vegetarian meals 3 times a day, personal conversations with the Teacher):

• Full Retreat: €200 for Kwan Um School paying members and €270 for non-members.

• Last 3 days: EUR 140 for Kwan Um School paying members and EUR 180 for non-members.

Due to the limited number of places, accommodation is given priority to early registered members and members who choose to stay for the whole week. If there are no places left, accommodation is only possible in your own tents or - if you have one - in campers.

Registering after June 5 plus 40 EUR.

If there is a lack of funds, but you would like to participate, contact Lina about the possibility of reducing the fee and/or replacing it with some kind of work.


Entrances to the detachment are possible:

June 18 on Sunday at 5 p.m. (for the whole week) - we will prepare the place of retreat and start the exercises at 18.30.

June 22 on Thursday until 18:00 (for the last 3 days).

At no other time is there an option to enter retreat.


The retreat will end on the morning of Sunday, June 25 with a joint cleaning of the retreat site. We only leave together when it is fully arranged. If there are any very good reasons why you will not be able to comply with this rule, please let us know in advance and arrange a way to otherwise contribute to the overall operation.


The place of departure is easy to find by navigating to Zen Miskas.

Address Čiobiškis, Neries 19.


Please contact the coordinator with any questions.

Linas Ryškus phone 8610 19111 or