Summer Zazenkai: A One Day Meditation Retreat
July 22, 2023
7:30am - 5pm
Zazen is going right into the Ocean of Awareness, manifesting the body of all Buddhas. The natural luminosity of mind suddenly reveals itself and the original light is everywhere. -Keizan Zenji
A Zazenkai is a day of Zen practice in the city. Join us for a silent day of meditation (seated and walking), chanting, mindful eating, temple care-taking, and a dharma talk. We close the day with a ceremony to renewing our intention to live an ethical life.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
This retreat is held in silence.
Please bring your own lunch. There is a refrigerator and kitchen with microwave and stove available if you’d like to do your own cooking.
7:30 a.m. Zazen
9:00 a.m. Service
9:30 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Work Circle (work practice includes cleaning, cooking, or gardening.)
11:00 a.m. Zazen
12:00 p.m. Lunch break, please bring your lunch.
1:00 p.m. Zazen
2:00 p.m. Dharma Talk / Interviews
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Zazen
5:00 p.m. Closing Circle
5:30 p.m. Temple Cleaning
Please note: This is an approximation; Zazenkai schedules may vary.