Zazenkai (All Day Retreat)
Zazenkai means “sitting together.” Regular, prolonged periods of zazen are central to Zen practice, and sitting together builds Sangha.
Please join us for this all-day Zazenkai, which will include lots of zazen as well as chanting, formal meals, silent work practice, sanzen (optional private interview with the teacher), rest, and formal tea.
Full-time participation is encouraged; it can be difficult to carve out time from a busy modern life for spaciousness and silence, but that’s exactly the point! Part-time participation is also welcome.
Registering for Dirt Zendo?
PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to sign up and join us for most of the schedule, but registration for meals has closed for the sake of our cooks.
Quicklinks for those participating in the Cloud Zendo Zazenkai:
Zazenkai Schedule (8 Time Zones)
Zazenkai Schedule (Pacfic Time Zone)
Morning Chanting Service
Oryoki Meal Chant – Breakfast & Lunch
Oryoki Meal Chant – Dinner
Video of Oryoki Form
Evening Chant (Metta Sutta)
Cloud Zendo Participants:
If you are sitting the retreat at home, we have recommendations for how to make more of retreat container in your own space. If you live alone or your family members/housemates are agreeable, consider maintaining silence throughout the retreat schedule. It is also highly recommended you take yourself “offline” for the duration – no computer use (except for the retreat Zoom), no social or mass media, and put your phone on airplane mode or turn it off.
Suggested donation for the Zazenkai:
(but pay what you can, according to our Suggested Contribution policy)
- Dirt Zendo Full Day (with meals): $50
- Cloud Zendo Full Day: $25
- Part-time in either Cloud or Dirt Zendo: Contribute what seems right