quotes from veterans attending retreat june 2022

“This retreat is not a vacation, but it is an opportunity to unpack difficult memories and suffering in a safe, supportive compassionate setting.”
U.S. Army Veteran, 1990-2009

“What AnShin & KenShin are doing for veterans at the Magnolia Zen Center is highly admirable.  They sacrifice their time selflessly to share their knowledge & experience with others.  I am very humbled & grateful for the things I’ve learned & the tools I’ve acquired there.  My Sincere Gratitude.”
U.S. Army Veteran, 1985-2016

“The Veteran Retreat has continued to be beautiful opportunity for me to connect with my innermost self. Each time it also presents the gift of re-meeting old friends and learning their past and current life stories.”
U.S. Army Veteran, 2003-2012

“While it was not my first veterans' retreat with AnShin, it was my first at the Magnolia Zen Center. Everything I needed was provided for, allowing me to deepen my practice wholeheartedly with minimal distractions in a safe environment.” 
U.S. Army Veteran, 1989-2010

"The retreat was a continued journey and learning experience for me as I polish my stone, meaning to become more and more aware and awake to the consequences of my military service in my daily life."
U.S. Army Veteran, 1982-2016