Events

We invite you to join us at the following times (also see Google Calendar at bottom of page):  

  • Introduction to Zen Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30PM, (except during quarterly retreats, see notes below) $5 donation requested.
  • Daily Zazen (Seated Meditation) Monday – Friday, 5:30 AM, 1 hr; Saturdays,  7:00 – 8:30 AM
  • Sundays, 6:30 PM, 1 hr; Monday & Wednesday, 7:30 PM, 1 hr.
  • Dharma Talks 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7:30 PM, 1 hr. (most Sundays during Spring and Fall Intensives)
  • Sesshins (Quarterly week-long retreats) Last week in March, June, Sept., & 1st week of Dec.
  • Zazenkai (Half day retreats with breakfast, Dharma Talk and Dharma Interview.) 5 – 11:30 AM, Sundays:   2/11, 3/1, 4/8, 5/6, 6/10

Odayaka Sesshin: February 16 – 30:

“Odayaka” means peaceful and this Sesshin is a little less arduous with more dialogue than our weeklong sesshins. It especially suited for Dharma Dragons (practitioners over 60) and others looking for a more spacious daily schedule. We begin at 7AM Friday and conclude around 4PM on Sunday. Please help us get an accurate count by sending a deposit ($25 towards fee of $100) and application by Feb. 11, earlier if you want to guarantee a reserved spot. If you are planning to stay on campus one or more nights the suggested additional donnation is $10-$20 per night.

Spring Sesshin: March 23 – 30:

Please help us get an accurate count by sending a deposit and application by March 17, earlier if you want to guarantee a reserved spot. Please drop it by, email or mail it. The cost of sesshin is $250 (less dues for this month). Sesshin will start Friday evening, 3/23, 5:30pm with informal supper, introductions and orientation. Sesshin from Saturday to the following Thursday runs from 5am-10pm. We provide sleeping accommodations for those traveling from out of town (an additional $10-$20 per night); please bring a sleeping bag, toiletries, sitting clothes, work clothes and a towel. The final Friday, 3/30, begins at 5am and concludes around 10am.

  • Spring Sesshin  3/23/18 –3/30/18
  • Summer Sesshin  6/22/18– 6/29/18
  • Autumn Sesshin  9/21/18 – 9/28/18
  • Rohatsu Sesshin 12/1/18 – 12/9/18