May 14, 2022
Saturday May 14, 8am - 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 renew our intention to live an ethical life.
Suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please bring your own lunch. A fridge and kitchen are available.
This retreat is held in silence.
Schedule (updated May 9)
8:00 a.m. Zazen
10:00 a.m. Service
10:15 a.m. Temple Care-taking (work practice includes cleaning, cooking, or gardening.)
11:00 a.m. Zazen
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Zazen; Dharma Talk / Q & A
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Zazen
4:00 p.m. Fusatsu (ceremony of renewal of vows to live by the 16 precepts)
4:30 p.m. Closing session followed by Temple Cleaning
Amy Kisei, Sensei
Patrick Bansho Green