Retreat Guide

Please read this before the retreat begins and jot down any questions you may want to ask during orientation or the first-timers interview. We hope the information below and orientation will answer most of your questions. However, if you have any concerns after orientation, please write a note and post it on the bulletin board in the Tea Room and one of the retreat managers will answer it as soon as possible.

The Virginian Diocesan Center at Roslyn
8727 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
P: (800) 477-6296

Please arrive between 4-6pm Wednesday to register and have time to settle in before the retreat begins. The Sangha welcome dinner is from 6pm to 7pm and orientation and meditation start at 8pm.

If you are planning to arrive on Friday please contact Choshin at:


Although phone conversations are discouraged, there may be times when a phone call is required. Rooms have telephones and a pay phone can be found in the registration building (Powers Hall). Please do not use the phones found in some of the other buildings. They are in earshot of retreatants who are maintaining Noble Silence.

For emergency calls only, a message can be left on the Conference Center answering service and you will receive it as soon as possible.

Emergency Phone Number at Roslyn: 804-288-6045.