Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat
May 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on June 19, 2022 at 9:00 am
Zazenkai means “day of zazen.” Come join us for meditation cultivating moment to moment mindful presence while sitting, walking, eating and resting. By putting aside our usual worries, we begin to open up our awareness of the life that surrounds us and listen deeply to our own direct experience. Many practitioners rely upon these retreats to renew and deepen their relationship to meditation and understand how zazen informs daily life.
One day retreats are suitable to newcomers. Zazenkai celebrates the mind of the beginner. The schedule includes meditation while sitting and walking, practice of mindful eating and silent work, rest period, contemplation, dharma teaching and sharing. Participants are required to attend the full day from beginning to close.
9:00 Welcome – Introduction to Online Retreat and Theme
9:30 Service Online
9:45 – 11:45 Open “Organic” Zazen (2 hours)
11:45 Samu – Mindful Work (45 min.)
12:30 Lunch Meal Chant
2:00 Dharma Talk
2:30-4:15 Open “Organic” Zazen (1 hour, 45 min.)
During this period: Daisan – meeting with the teacher in small groups
4:15 Council Closing Circle