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Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat

September 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Zazenkai means “day of zazen.” Come join us for a day of meditation cultivating mindful presence. By putting aside our usual busy multitasking mind, we begin to open up our awareness of the life that surrounds us and listen deeply to our own direct experience. Many practitioners find that that these retreats significantly deepen their relationship to meditation and understanding of how zazen informs daily life.

One day retreats are suitable to newcomers and celebrates the mind of the beginner. The day begins with welcome orientation and Zen forms of practice. Throughout this silent retreat, we will mediate while sitting and walking, practice mindful eating and silent work, enjoy a period of rest as well as have time for group questions and reflection.

Sample Schedule:

9:00 – 10:00 Introductions & Retreat Orientation/ Time for Questions
10:00 – 10:15 Service (Group Recitation)
10:15 – 11:25 Zazen periods interspersed with Kinhin (Sitting and Walking Meditation) or Gentle Stretching
12:00 – 12:30 Samu (Mindful Work)
12:30 – Oryoki Vegetarian Lunch/ Rest

1:30 – 3:00 Zazen/ Kinhin/ Gentle Yoga
3:00 – 4:00 Dharma Talk
4:00-5:00  Closing Circle


September 27, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Empty Field Zendo
93851 Horton Road
Blachly, OR 97412 United States


Debra Seido Martin
Retreat and Event Registration


To register for a retreat or event, please fill out the below form. Most retreats are open to beginners, but some may not be suitable for those with particular limitations. Feel free to contact us if you have questions whether any particular retreat is appropriate for your level of experience.

Registration Form


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