Watch: Tassajara - A Solar-Powered Zen Mindfulness Retreat

The Nation's Oldest Zen Monastery Opens its Doors Each Summer to Mindfulness Students
Jun 19, 2017 9:00 AM ET

As mindfulness grows in popularity throughout America and entrenches itself in the corporate culture of businesses large and small, an increasing number of people are looking for more conscious ways to recharge and refuel through spiritual retreats. 

In Central California just east of Big Sur lies Tassajara Zen Mountain Retreat, the oldest Zen Monastary in the United States. Located deep in a valley of the Ventana Wilderness' Los Padres National Forest, Tassajara is open to the public for just a select few months each year. During the summer months, Tassajara's delicious vegetarian food, healing natural hot springs and restful silence is drawing overworked corporate executives and those simply in need of a "digital detox" to retreat on its sacred grounds.

Watch this episode to experience the transformational power of Tassajara's solar-fueled mountain oasis.