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Bright Way Zen Annual Events

We will do our best to keep scheduling consistent from year to year to assist with long-term planning, but changes and adaptations are sometimes necessary.

Be sure to check our calendar to confirm dates and events.

~~~ See our Calendar for weekly and regular monthly events ~~~
~~~ S
ee our Year-at-a-Glance page for the dates and times of events for this coming year ~~~

January

1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 4/5 (winter semester is Oct-Feb)
3rd Wednesday – 1st Quarter Board Meeting
4th Saturday – Zazenkai

February

1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 5/5 (end of winter semester)
2nd Sunday – Nehan Ceremony
4th Saturday – Term Student Opening Retreat

March

Precept Study on Tuesdays begins
1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 1/5 (begin spring semester)
4th Saturday – One Day Retreat with Mondo

April

Precept Study on Tuesdays
1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 2/5
1st or 2nd Sunday – Wesak Ceremony
3rd Saturday – 2nd Quarter Board Meeting & Annual Retreat (8am-4pm Pacific)
Last week – Sesshin

May

Precept Study on Tuesdays
1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 3/5
4th Saturday – Term Student Closing Retreat

 June

1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 4/5 
1st Sunday – Jukai Ceremony
4th Saturday – Zazenkai

July

1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 5/5 (end summer semester)
3rd Wednesday – 3rd Quarter Board Meeting
No Retreat

August

Domyo on Sabbatical, Sangha Voices Series
No Retreat

September

2nd Saturday (avoid Labor Day Weekend) – Term Student Opening Retreat
3rd Sunday (near 19th) – Founder’s Ceremony
Third Week – Sesshin

October

1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 1/5 (begin winter semester)
3rd Wednesday – 4th Quarter Board Meeting
3rd Sunday – Sejiki Ceremony
4th Saturday – One Day Retreat with Mondo

November

1st – 15th – Annual Fundraiser
1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 2/5
3rd Sunday – Annual Members Meeting
No Retreat

December

1st Saturday – Guided Practice Group 3/5
1st WeekAttendance at Rohatsu Recommended
3rd Saturday (avoid holidays) – Term Student Closing Retreat
December 23rd – January 1st – Holiday Break (we are closed one Tuesday and two Sundays, or two Tuesdays and one Sunday)