August 2017 Sesshin Schedule

Zazen*Zazen means 20-25 minutes of zazen, followed by posture adjustment,
followed by 20-25 minutes of zazen

Wednesday evening, August 23rd:
4-6pm…….Arrival, check-in
5-6:00……..Dinner available
6:00 ……….Oryoki Instruction available
7:00………..Zazen*Zazen
7:50………..Kinhin
8:00………..Zazen
8:25………..Kinhin (Silver Dragons – those 60 or over – or those with health issues can go to
bed at this time if they chose
)
8:35………..Zazen
9:00………..Closing Chant
9:10………..To bed

Thursday-Saturday:
5:40am…..Zazen*Zazen (Optional; if you want to wake up for this period of zazen,
bring an alarm for yourself
)
6:10……….Wake-up bell
6:30……….Kinhin
6:40……….Zazen*Zazen (Everyone in zendo by this time)
7:30……….Service
8:00……….Oryoki breakfast
8:30……….Kitchen cleanup
9:00……….Work period
10:30………End work period
11:00………Zazen*Zazen
11:50………Kinhin
12:00pm….Zazen
12:30………Oryoki Lunch
1:00………..Kitchen cleanup, Rest Period
3:00………..Evening Service
3:10………..Zazen*Zazen
4:00………..Mindful Movement (slow kinhin outside, walking between two established points,
or stay in the zendo to follow a very easy, basic guided stretching routine
)
4:30………..Zazen
5:00………..Oryoki Dinner
5:30………..Kitchen cleanup, break
7:00………..Zazen*Zazen
7:50………..Kinhin
8:00………..Zazen
8:25………..Kinhin (Silver Dragons – those 60 or over – or those with health issues can go to
bed at this time if they chose
)
8:35………..Zazen
9:00………..Formal Tea, Closing Chant
9:20………..To bed

Sunday, August 27th:
5:40am…..Zazen*Zazen (Optional; if you want to wake up for this period of zazen,
bring an alarm for yourself
)
6:10……….Wake-up bell
6:30……….Kinhin
6:40……….Zazen*Zazen (Everyone in zendo by this time)
7:30……….Service
8:00……….Oryoki breakfast
8:30……….Kitchen cleanup
8:45……….Closing Circle
9:45……….Work period (silence is lifted; packing, cleaning)
11:00………Retreat Closing Ceremony and Dedication to Fireside
11:30………Retreat ends

Meetings

Tuesday Evenings
7-9pm
Meditation & Study


Wed-Fri Mornings
7:30-8:30am
Online Meditation (via videoconference, not at the Zendo)


Saturday Mornings
8:30-9:30 am
Just Sitting


Sunday Mornings
9:30am-Noon
Meditation, Chanting & Dharma Talk

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