CLATSKANIE - The Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie will hold a "Mindful Eating" retreat, led by Chozen Bays, M.D., from 5 p.m. April 9 to 1 p.m. April 11.

The tools of insight and mindfulness will be used to renew a healthy connection to hunger, food and satisfaction.

The cost is $150 plus donation, $120 for Zen Community of Oregon/Dharma Rain Zen Center members or $75 for students, and includes dormitory accommodations and all vegetarian meals.

For details, call (503) 728-0654 or e-mail ( Those interested may register online at (