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Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

39171 Tassajara Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

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We know that each of our guests, those who have been coming for years and those who are new, develop a special and close feeling for Tassajara. And it is not because of the mountain air, the wilderness or the good food, or even the hot springs baths. It is when we have a rare chance to slow down, rest, come close to nature, and appreciate our life, we meet ourselves and others in a new way, in a deep way---that can hardly be described; even though it is hard to express we know it and long for it. We can call that Tassajara. In 1967, Tassajara was established as the first Zen training monastery outside of Japan, and offers monastic training periods during the fall and winter months. Each year from May to September, Tassajara, or Zenshinji (Zen Heart-Mind Temple), as it is known formally, opens its gates to students and guests alike for the summer guest season.

  • Total Number of Sleeping Rooms: 38
Facility Info
  • Sleeping Rooms 38