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Great Vow Zen Monastery

Clatskanie, OR

January 15 - 19, 2014

"After working with Stewart, I recognize him as a spiritual teacher. 
Without ritual or dogma, he encourages the invisible forces of the universe flowing though each of us to become visible.  His teaching points towards the transcendent, using the path of our own vital creativity."

~ Hogen Bays, Abbot of Great Vow Zen Buddhist Monastery, Clatskanie, Oregon

This workshop is sponsored by the Zen Community of Oregon, and is open to all participants regardless of experience. This residential workshop will be held at the Great Vow Monastery in Clatskanie, OR, and will include room and board. You will be able to join the zen community for optional meditation sessions in the mornings prior to the workshop meetings. Please register early to secure your place.

Read more about process painting and meditation.

Tuition: Register Online (or by check)
$570 + $25 studio fee (includes 3 nights room/board)
CE credits for MFT/LCSW & RN.
$250 deposit.

Members of the Zen Community of Oregon: $150 discount

Continuing Participants: $100 discount
(*sorry, discounts cannot be combined)

Included in package:
Tuition and all materials
Dormitory-style accommodations Wednesday - Friday nights
Breakfasts: Thursday - Saturday
Lunches: Thursday - Saturday
Dinners: Wednesday thru Friday

This workshop is led by Stewart Cubley and co-facilitators

Wednesday January 15 - Saturday January 19

Wednesday dinner 5:00 PM
Wednesday evening 6:30- 9:30 PM
Thursday, Friday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Evening video presentations 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunches 12:30 - 2:00.

Great Vow Zen Monastery

79640 Quincy-Mayger Road
Clatskanie, OR 97016

Local Contact: Anne Pechovnik at 503-703-2509

Directions: (Google Map)


79640 Quincy-Mayger Rd, Clatskanie, OR 97016

By Car:

Take I-5 to exit 36 "Longview" (south of Seattle, north of Portland).

At the exit go west on to 432 towards Longview City Center.

Turn left (south) onto "Oregon Way" at the sign to Highway 30 to Oregon.

Cross the Lewis and Clark Bridge into Oregon.

Turn right (west) onto Hwy 30 towards Astoria. You will enter Clatskanie after about 12 miles.

Turn right at the stoplight, on Nehalem Street, immediately before Humps Restaurant.

Go straight to the end, and then follow the road left on to 5th street.

Stay on this road; do NOT take the first left fork to the Poplar Farm...........................

You will reach a fork after 2.9 miles; stay left, on Mayger Rd. following the street signs saying "Zen

The monastery is 1.8 miles past the fork, at 79640 Quincy-Mayger Rd. (Clatskanie, OR)

Look for the "Zen Monastery" mailbox.

Watch out for changing speed zones in Clatskanie (45, 35, 25)!

By Bus or Train

Greyhound and Amtrak both have service to the Kelso/Longview station in WA, which is a short drive from the monastery. Columbia County Rider offers shuttle service from this station to the monastery for about $10.

Greyhound - 1-800-231-2222

Amtrak - 1-800-872-7245

Columbia County Rider - 503-366-0159 (they need 48 hours notice)

By Airplane

Great Vow is about 75 miles NW of the Portland Airport. Once at the Portland airport there are two options for getting to the monastery. If you arrive on Thursday or Sunday afternoon it is possible that someone from the monastery could provide transportation. You must call the monastery and arrange this before purchasing your ticket.
Or you can use Blue Star Bus. Blue Star Bus offers one way service from the Portland Airport to Great Vow for roughly $100, cash or credit card to the driver. The bus runs every half hour, from 8 am to midnight; advance reservation advised

Phone: 1-800-247-2272 ñ may only work from inside USA

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