RETREAT: The Circle of the Way


The Circle of the Way: Zen Practice and Yoga


The Circle of the Way:  Zen Practice and Yoga

Finding Stillness and Vitality in the Center of our Life


with  Zen Teachers

Rev. Shinchi Linda Galijan & Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain

of San Francisco Zen Center

and Yoga Teacher Vivi Letsou


Join long time Zen teachers Linda and Greg for a week of daily morning Zen Meditation, lectures on finding the stillness and vitality through connecting with these qualities inwardly, and one-on-one practice discussions (dokusan) with both. Linda combines a compassionate approach and her psychologist background in her teaching and dokusan sessions, while Greg makes Zen come alive in each one of us with his uplifting sense of humor, zest for life, and authentic sense of interconnectedness. Yoga practice with Vivi will help revive our bodies, shake off any rustiness from our muscles and joints, and have a great sense of aliveness. Daily swimming, delicious vegetarian meals, and awesome company will have us feeling that we never want to leave the Circle of the Way ever again.


Retreat Cost (6 nights)

Double Room: 1,200€

Triple Room: 1,090€

Dormitory: 990€ (4 people per room)



7th night at 170-200€/person depending on availability


What is included: 

Accommodations, Yoga Practice, Morning Tea, Brunch and Dinner.


Extra Options:

♦ Transportation from Athens or Kalamata Airport

♦ Ride to the beach: 10€/round trip per day

♦ Luxury Air-Conditioned Van




The Circle of the Way: Zen Practice and Yoga | Zen Rocks Mani

Rev. Shinchi Linda Galijan and Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain are ordained priests and teachers in the Soto Zen Buddhist lineage of Suzuki Roshi, founder of San Francisco Zen Center. They received dharma transmission (full authorization as Zen teachers) in 2012 from Sojun Mel Weitsman, Suzuki Roshi’s disciple and Abbot of Berkeley Zen Center. Greg and Linda are married, and are resident teachers of SFZC.

Shinchi Linda Galijan, Ph.D., was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 2004. She has been a professional musician, a massage therapist, and a licensed clinical psychologist, and has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She is currently President of San Francisco Zen Center, after being Director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the oldest and largest Zen training monastery outside of Asia, located in the mountains east of Big Sur, California.

For the past eight years, Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain has been serving as Tanto (Head of Practice) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.  Greg first began studying Zen at San Francisco Zen Center in 1975, and has been training closely with Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi for over 20 years. He was ordained as a priest in 2002. In addition to his monastic practice at Tassajara, Greg has also served in San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center Temple for four years as Treasurer/CFO of Zen Center, among other positions, during which time he was engaged in Buddhist pastoral outreach and weekly leadership of the Zen Buddhist program at San Quentin State Prison.