The last week of July (July 26-30), we will do our annual Genzo-e retreat. Begin thinking now whether this would be possible for you to do. Doing the whole retreat and staying overnight makes it possible to take on a service position. Both of these intensify your retreat experience. Talk with the shuso about these possibilities.
At this retreat we study one fascicle of Dogen’s from the Shobogenzo. Since the retreat happens in the summer, we often do some outdoor sitting and walking as part of the retreat. It’s a wonderful time of year to slow down and focus on the Dharma.