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Beginner's Mind Schedule

Please note: this is an approximation; schedules may vary with leader and season.

Friday Evening
5 - 6 p.m. Arrival and registration
6:00 p.m. Informal dinner in dining hall
6:30 p.m. Tour of monastery
8:00 p.m. Zazen
9:20 p.m. Closing chants, Noble Silence begins

Saturday
4:50 a.m. Wake up bell
5:30 a.m. Meditation in zendo
6:20 a.m. Service
6:50 a.m. Oriyoki breakfast
8:30 a.m. Work period begins
9:50 a.m. Warning bell to clean up
10:00 a.m. End of work period
10:30 a.m. Meditation
12:20 p.m. Service
12:30 p.m. Oriyoki lunch
3:00 p.m. Meditation and Dharma Discussion
5:20 p.m. Service
5:30 p.m. Oriyoki dinner
7:00 p.m. Meditation
8:50 p.m. Formal tea
9:10 p.m. Closing chants

Sunday
4:50 a.m. Wake up bell
5:30 a.m. Meditation in zendo
6:20 a.m. Service
6:50 a.m. Oriyoki breakfast
8:15 a.m. Closing circle and formal end of sesshin
10:00 a.m. Sunday Public Program
11:30 a.m. Dharma talk
12:00 p.m. End of retreat; Informal lunch in dining hall