Saturday Morning “Just Sitting”

 8:30-9:30am Pacific, followed by an Informal Sangha Meeting 9:30-10:30am

Note: Because of COVID-19, all of our meetings are currently online. When we re-open our physical Zendo, in-person participants will need to submit proof of full vaccination and wear masks. Check our COVID updates page for more info, including estimated re-opening date.

Our events will continue to be accessible online after re-opening! See our Online Practice page for how to join us by Zoom.

Update on Our COVID-19 Measures & Re-Opening Plans

Saturday Morning Just Sitting Online Schedule

Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule?
Please feel free to arrive or leave at any point.

New to zazen?  Check out Domyo’s Essential Instructions for the Practice of Zazen

8:20………Go ahead and log in early, click here for instructions on how to join us via Zoom.

8:30am……….Zazen (seated meditation)

8:55……………Posture Adjustment Bell (feel free to move)

9:20……………End Zazen (two bells), followed by chanting Four Bodhisattva Vows

Please keep yourself muted during chanting; sadly, it doesn’t work to chant  together on Zoom because of the slight time delays.

Beings are numberless, I vow to free them
Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to end them
Dharma Gates are boundless, I vow to enter them
The Buddha Way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it

9:30-10:30……..Informal Sangha Discussion (arrive or leave at any point; we check in about our practice and then choose a Dharma topic to discuss)

Information for when we’re meeting at the Zendo…

On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of zazen, or seated Zen meditation.

Upcoming dates for Saturday Morning practice can be found on our Weekly Practice Calendar.

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.
  • If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend on a Tuesday evening or Sunday morning (intros are not available on Saturdays).

We end our session by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows, which only takes a couple minutes. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome!

Schedule

Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early.

8:30am……….Zazen (seated meditation)
8:55……………Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
9:05……………Zazen
9:30……………End with Four Bodhisattva Vows

 

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