A zazenkai (座禅会), literally meaning “to come together for meditation” is a Zen Buddhist retreat that is usually less intensive and of shorter duration than sesshin.

Zazenkai: Weekend Retreat

Once a month, weekend zazen meditation retreats are held starting 6:00 pm on a Friday and continuing until Sunday afternoon. Suggested donation is $100 ($80 for members). Please call ahead for more information and to reserve a space.

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Fall 2015 Zazenkai Group


Sample Schedule

6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Instructions
4:45 AM Rise
5:00AM Tea, Zazen Meditation, Chanting service
7:15 AM Breakfast Preparation, Silent Formal Meal, Cleanup
9:00 AM Personal Practice
10:00 AM Zazen Meditation, Walking Meditation
11:00AM Introductory Dharma Talk by Jiun Hosen,Osho
11:45 AM Lunch Preparation, Silent Meal,Cleanup
12:45 PM Rest
2:00 PM Zazen Meditation, Walking Meditation, Formal Hot Bath
3:30 PM Chanting Practice, Zazen
5:00 PM Dinner preparation, Silent Meal, Cleanup
6:30 PM Buddhist Video, Zazen
9:00 PM Closing
4:45 AM Rise
5:00 AM Tea, Zazen Meditation
7:15AM Breakfast Preparation, Silent Meal,
8:30 AM Samu
9:30 AM Personal Practice
10:30 AM Zazen Meditation, Walking Meditation, Optional Interviews
12:00AM Lunch Preparation,Silent Meal, Cleanup
1:00PM Rest
1:30PM Zazen Meditation
2:00PM  Sutra Hall Q&A, Reflection and Closing