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Relaxed Sesshin Schedule

Please note: This is an approximation; sesshin schedules vary with leader and season.

First Evening
5:00 p.m. Registration begins
6:00 p.m. Dinner (informal) and sesshin orientation
9:00 p.m. Zazen and formal opening of sesshin
10:00 p.m. Monastery doors locked

All Full Days
4:50 a.m. Wake up bell
5:30 a.m. Zazen
6:50 a.m. Service
7:20 a.m. Breakfast (oriyoki) in dining hall
8:30 a.m. Work period begins
10:20 a.m. Warning bell to clean up
10:30 a.m. End of work period
11 a.m. Zazen
12:20 p.m. Service
12:30 p.m. Lunch (oriyoki) in dining hall
3 p.m. Zazen
5:20 p.m. Service
5:30 p.m. Dinner (oriyoki) in dining hall
7:00 p.m. Zazen
9:20 p.m. Formal Tea/Zazen
10:00 p.m. Monastery doors locked

Last Sunday
4:50 a.m. Wake-up bell
4:30 a.m. Zazen
4:55 a.m. Zazen and closing remarks
6:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Closing Circle and formal end of sesshin
10:00 a.m. Sunday Program (service, zazen, Dharma talk)
12:00 p.m. Lunch (informal)