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East-West Meditation Holy Week Retreat

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - March 31 @ 12:00 pm PDT

$320.00 – $400.00

We invite you from all beliefs and faith traditions, who seek to deepen your experience of Reality through the practice of contemplation and Zen meditation, to join us for this Holy Week silent meditation retreat.

As we journey through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday, we will also reflect on verses from the Bible, writings from Desert Spirituality, and other sacred scripture.

This retreat, to be held in the beautiful Rose Room, will provide an opportunity to gather for three days of silence, reflection, self-discovery, and community. It will include silent meditation, spiritual talks, and private interviews with The Rev. Alice Cabotaje, Roshi.

Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.



The Rev. Alice Cabotaje, MDiv, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator

Alice is a Zen teacher studying under Fr. Gregory Mayers, C.Ss.R, who directed the Mercy Center East-West Meditation program from 2005 to 2019. She began koan study with Fr. Greg in 2004, and in 2019 received full transmission as an Authentic Zen Master in the Empty Cloud lineage. Alice is also doing koans with Ruben Habito Roshi in the Sanbo Zen lineage and the founding teacher of Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, Texas. In 2003, she started sitting with the Mercy Center East-West Meditation group, then led by Fr. Thomas Hand, S.J. In 2004, when she met Fr. Greg, she recognized him as her second spiritual teacher. Zen has become her practice of integrating koans into daily life.


**Registration closes March 14, 2024.

For further assistance, contact us at (650) 340-7474 or mc@sistersofmercy.org

These are unprecedented times. If finances are an issue, please fill out a learning grant form here for a grant. We want to make sure our offerings are available to everyone.



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March 28 @ 5:30 pm PDT
March 31 @ 12:00 pm PDT
$320.00 – $400.00
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Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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