HOKYOJI | Seeking a Tranquil Retreat Center?

Dec 14, 2021

At HOKYOJI we can help you put together a powerfully meaningful retreat for your group here in this place of inspiration and renewal. The deep quiet of woods & meadows allows for new insights and experiences, connection with the environment, creative development & personal growth.

Hokyoji Zen Practice Community cultivates community through mindfulness practices and teachings in a cherished natural setting with those who yearn for deeper awakening to this very life. Residents and non-residents are invited to participate in our events, which include practice periods and retreats, or to inquire about doing individual practice. Outside groups are also able to rent Hokyoji for their own activities and events. Hokyoji rests on 105 acres of forested land in rural SE MN (Eitzen).

We also now offer personal and couple retreats.

Arrangements for overnight stays at Hokyoji are possible. They are dependent on staffing and current activities. Please email inquiries to [email protected]

Hokyoji also has an option for personal retreats during times when no events or breaks are scheduled. Please check our upcoming events page before making your plans, as we cannot accommodate a personal retreat and scheduled events at the same time. Personal retreats must be arranged by phone or email at least 48 hours before your planned arrival. This gives us the time we need to make sure we can accommodate you.

Please note that our usual practice week runs from Thursday morning through Sunday morning. While it is possible for you to be at Hokyoji at other times, there will be no communal activities, including meals.

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