Detailed Informatin about our longer retreats can be found in our Retreat Calendar.
Please wear comfortable clothing (dark or muted colors preferred). Heavy perfumes or essential oils, cell phones or tablets are not recommended. We do burn insense but if it bothers you, just ask the person keeping time and they will put it out.
6:00-6:55 am - (2) 25-min meditation sessions with 5-min walking (kinhin)
6:55-7:05 am - SOTO SUTRA SERVICE Chanting of Repentances, Refuges and feature chant from Home Practice manual
7:30-9:00 pm 25 min meditation sessions followed by Book Discussion
7:30-9:00 pm 25 min session Zazen followed by Dharma Discussion with Sensei exploring selected Dharma Study topics. Click HERE for current topic. This is a Skype conferance based here at ASZC which includes members from our affiliate centers throughout the US and Canada.
7:30-9:00 pm INTRODUCTION to ZEN MEDITATION
Orientation and Instructions including 15-20 min meditation sessions with 5-min walking (kinhin)
50 min session meditation (zazen) followed by 10 min walking meditation (kinhin) followed by another 50 min session of meditation
by Appointment / Announcement
Soto Zen Service from 9:00-12:00 noon
9:00-10:30am - SITTING MEDITATION (zazen)
(3) 25-min sessions with 5-min walking (kinhin)
PRIVATE INTERVIEW (dokusan - brief practice discussion with Roshi)
10:30-10:45am - SOTO SUTRA SERVICE
Reciting Repentances, Refuges and Heart Sutra
Announcements of coming events, tea preparation
10:45-11:00 pm - WORK (shoji) and cleaning (samu) taking care of the practice place
11:00-12:00 noon - DHARMA DIALOG
Teaching by Roshi assisted by senior Disciple or Priest, or Guest Teacher