SEVEN-DAY SESSHIN

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On the path

whether long or short

the virtues of

patience and diligence

continuing endlessly.

—Shinko Kwong

Sesshin, literally “to touch the Mind,” is a period of time set aside for an intensive meditation retreat to let go of the conditioned self and resume our original nature. Please join us at the Zen Center gaitan (front zendo hall for those who are fully vaccinated & pre-registered at office@smzc.org) or online. This seven-day sesshin is zoomed from the zendo for online participants. Please email us to inquire about in-person sesshin for those who are fully vaccinated.

Zoom link will be provided to online participants upon registration.

PRIVATE ZOOM INTERVIEW WITH SHUSO: By appointment

BY DONATION ($40/day online)

$280 for 7 days

$200 for 5 days

$120 for 3 days

ONLINE SCHEDULE

Sunday Evening, August 15, 2021

  7:30 pm     Zazen (meditation)

  8:10 pm     Shindo Kevin Souza “Mind Ground” opening talk & guidelines

  8:30 pm     Zazen

  8:53 pm     Four Vows

  9:30 pm     Sleep

                                                              

Monday - Sunday Morning, August 16 - 22, 2021

  4:45 am     Wake up (15 min. bell)

  5:00 am     Zazen (meditation)

  5:40 am     Kinhin (10 min. slow walking)

  5:50 am     Zazen

  6:30 am     Service, chanting

  6:55 am     Silent meal at home, rest

  8:30 am     Work practice at home

10:30 am     Clean up

11:00 am     Zazen (10:53 bell)

11:30 am     Kinhin

11:40 am     Zazen

12:10 pm     Kinhin

12:20 pm     Zazen

12:55 pm     Service, chanting

  1:05 pm     Silent noon meal at home, rest

Monday Afternoon, August 16, 2021 

  3:00 pm     Zazen (2:53 bell)

  3:30 pm     Kinhin

  3:40 pm     Zazen

  4:10 pm     Soji                 

  4:40 pm     Zazen              

  5:10 pm     Kinhin                         

  5:20 pm     Zazen

  5:50 pm     Service

  6:00 pm     Silent meal at home, rest

  7:30 pm     Zazen (7:23 bell)

  8:10 pm     Kinhin

  8:20 pm     Zazen

  8:45 pm     Four Vows, 8:55 pillow bell

Tuesday - Saturday Afternoon, August 17 - 21, 2021

  3:00 pm     Zazen (2:53 bell)

  3:30 pm     Talk: Tues & Thurs - Shuso, Wed & Fri - Roshi, Sat - Roshi & Shuso

  4:30 pm     Break (10min)

  4:40 pm     Zazen

  5:05 pm     Kinhin

  5:15 pm     Zazen

  5:50 pm     Service

  6:00 pm     Silent meal at home, rest

  7:30 pm     Zazen (7:23 bell)

  8:10 pm     Kinhin

  8:20 pm     Zazen

  8:45 pm     Four Vows, 8:55 pillow bell

Sunday, August 22, 2021 (following morning zazen, service, meal)

  8:30 am     Work practice at home, one hour

  9:30 am     Clean up

10:00 am     Zazen

10:30 am     Kinhin

10:40 am     Zazen

11:10 am     Kinhin

11:20 am     Zazen

11:50 am     Service, chanting

11:55 am     Silent meal at home, rest

  1:30 pm     Zazen (1:23 bell)

  2:00 pm     Kinhin

  2:10 pm     Zazen

  2:40 pm     Kinhin

  2:50 pm     Zazen

  3:20 pm     Four Vows, closing circle ceremony (on-site & online participants together, 30 min)

Download Chants

 

Morning Service
(Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun in Japanese)

Morning Service
(Tue, Thur & Sat in English)

 

Evening​
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