Thursday, March 18 –
Sunday, March 21

 

A Multi-DAY Zen Retreat: Deepening Practice

with James Myoun Ford, Roshi, and others

Join us for two partial-days and two full-days of online practice. We strongly encourage full-time commitment. And, part-time attendance is also welcome. Fees according to attendance and financial means. We suggest $75 for the full retreat or $25 per day; please do not let this be a barrier to your participation.

To register:   CLICK HERE

We encourage you to stay in your meditation practice throughout the retreat and each day’s transitions. A shift of position and focus is simply an opportunity to continue practice in a different form.

Guidelines for participants, Liturgy (chants), and Order of Service for the Five Precepts Ceremony are posted below for your reference. Chants will also be screen shared.

SESSHIN SCHEDULE   
(updated 3/19; subject to the nature of change)

Thursday, March 18  (evening practice)

7:00 pm         Zazen (silent meditation) – please enter in stillness
                       Welcome, Orientation to Sesshin
7:30                Dharma Talk: Deepening Practice – James Myoun Ford
8:00                Zazen
                       Closing Chants
9:00                Good night; optional late-night Zazen

Friday, March 19  (full day)

6:30                (Optional) Zazen, Opening Chants 
7:30                Breakfast & work practice (on your own)
9:00                Zazen and dokusan (practice interviews)

  • Meditation instruction will be offered for those new to Zen practice

10:30               Dharma talk: Householder Koans – Janine Seitetsu Larsen
11:15               Zazen and dokusan
Noon               Lunch & rest practice (on your own)
1:30 pm          Afternoon Liturgy, Zazen and Dokusan
5:30                 Dinner & clean up (on your own)
7:00                 Zazen and Dokusan
8:00                 Dharma Talk – Gyokei Yokoyama, Sensei
                        Sozenji Buddhist Temple; Long Beach Buddhist Church
8:45                 Zazen
                        Closing Chants
9:00                 Good night; optional late-night Zazen

Saturday, March 20  (full day)

6:30 am           Zazen 
7:30                  Breakfast & work practice (on your own)
9:00                  Zazen and Dokusan

  • Meditation instruction will be offered for those new to Zen practice

10:30                Dharma talk – Mo Myoken Weinhardt
11:00                 Zazen and dokusan
Noon                 Lunch & clean up (on your own) 
1:15 pm            Afternoon Liturgy, Zazen
2:00                   Five Precepts Ceremony (printable Order of Service below)
3:00                   Zazen and dokusan
5:30                   Dinner & clean up (on your own)
7:00                   Zazen and dokusan
8:00                   Dharma Talk – Ed Sanshin Oberholzer
8:45                   Zazen, Closing Chants
9:00                   Good night; optional late-night Zazen

Sunday, March 21  (half-day)

6:30  am           (Optional) Zazen, Opening Chants 
7:30                  Breakfast & work practice (on your own)
9:00                  Zazen and dokusan
11:00                Closing remarks
                          Sharing circle
                          Closing chants

Noon                 End of Sesshin


 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRACTICE.