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:  79/8, 10/13, 11/10
  • Summer and Winter Odayaka Sesshins (three-day Zen retreats with a more relaxed schedule – see calendar below)

Autumn Seesshin: Sept. 20 – 27:

Please help us get an accurate count by sending a deposit and application by Sept. 15, 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, Sept. 20, 5:30pm with introductions and orientation followed by an informal supper to go over the use of our jihatsu bowls. 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, Sept. 27, begins at 5am and concludes around 10am. We offer limited partial scholarships for sesshin. For more information please email: registration@choboji.org.

  • Spring Sesshin  3/20/20 – 3/27/20
  • Summer Sesshin  6/20/20 – 6/27/20
  • Autumn Sesshin  9/20/19 – 9/27/19
  • Rohatsu Sesshin 11/30/19 – 12/8/19