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.

A typical schedule is described below. You can view the same information as a PDF.

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