Summer Zazenkai: A One Day Meditation Retreat

Date: July 22, 2023

Time: 7:30am - 5pm

Location: Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

Address: 6401 NE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97211, USA

Price: Specify any amount; $35 suggested donation.

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.

Tentative Schedule:

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.